by | February 01, 2018 | 14:51

The proposal also includes significantly stiffer penalties for the smuggling of ivory and other highly endangered species to deter black market sales. Bert Wander of the global advocacy group Avaaz also said: "Shutting down this massive ivory market has thrown a lifeline to elephants". The city has always been a gateway for both illegal and legal ivory imports into China, the world's largest consumer of the material.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:48

He also proposed to integrate education budget as a whole than separating primary and secondary education. - Health and Education cess increased from 3% to 4%. He said an Agri-Market Development Fund with a corpus of Rs 2,000 crore would be created. While the nation was expecting some changes in the income tax slabs, the Budget has made it clear that no change in Income Tax exemption for individuals will be provided.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:35

The identities of eight men and three women who died are still unknown. An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched. Five people were rescued from the building, and three are still being treated in hospital. "Luckily, the only damage to our house was some cracks on the window". The fire in Sapporo started late last night in sub-zero temperatures and continued until dawn.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:17

The list has been divided into four broad categories - full democracy , flawed democracy, hybrid regime and authoritarian regime. Conversely, the most notable declines occurred in Indonesia, which fell from 48th place to 68th, and Venezuela, whose score dropped into the "authoritarian regime" category.

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:04

Americans deserve to know whether Russian Federation conspired with the Trump campaign and whether - since then - there has been an effort to obstruct justice in that investigation. A former member of President Trump's legal team plans to speak to Robert Mueller about possible obstruction by White House communications director Hope Hicks, a report said Wednesday.

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:17

A supermoon is a full moon or new moon that coincides with the moon's position at its closest to the Earth . Since a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is in the correct position to pass through the Earth's shadow, it's also well-placed to cause a solar eclipse two weeks before and/or after.

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:12

He enters Super Bowl 52 as the postseason leader in almost every meaningful passing statistic and needs 279 passing yards for 10,000 in his playoff career. If you haven't gotten a flu vaccine, you should think twice before traveling to the Super Bowl this year. As for that 2013 season, Chung was coy about what he remembers about the experience.

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:03

The IAF has not officially commented on the incident. The matter had come to the notice of counter-intelligence surveillance following which an investigation was conducted by the IAF's Central Security and Investigation team and the officer was taken into custody after being found guilty.

by | February 01, 2018 | 12:37

Following the order, Hashmi was taken into custody by police officials present in court and shifted to the Secretariat Police Station from where he'll be taken to Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. Earlier, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had issued orders for the expulsion of PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi from the party over violation of the party discipline.

by | February 01, 2018 | 12:30

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said an Israeli and US pressure campaign to block publication of the company names violates global law. "We will continue to act with our allies and use all the means at our disposal to stop the publication of this disgraceful blacklist", he vowed. Others reportedly on the list include Motorola, HP and Israel Aerospace Industries.

by | February 01, 2018 | 11:40

After Zhao checked out a Bushmaster XM-15 from the student gun locker at the Blacksburg university on January 26, police followed him to the Jefferson National Forest shooting range . Police remain vigilant at all times and work around the clock to keep our campus safe. Virginia Tech police had received information on Thursday about Zhao's purchase of the rifle.

by | February 01, 2018 | 11:08

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made similar statements over the weekend, saying that "one can not change history and the Holocaust can not be denied". Many in Israel have argued that the bill is an attempt to whitewash the role some Poles played in the killing of Jews during the second world war. The official added: "It seemed that the exclusion of research and artistic activities from criminalisation would dispel doubts about the matter", especially as the Polish prime ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 10:07

The hope would be to make that point without inciting a full-bore reprisal by North Korea. By banning foreign press, North Korea controls all of the imagery the world sees. In an interview with Russian Federation state-run media, envoy Alexander Matsegora noted Wednesday that his country's national security was being undermined by the nuclear and missile tests that have isolated North Korea from the worldwide community-and made Pyongyang the target of a US -led "maximum pressure" campaign.

by | February 01, 2018 | 09:33

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a classified memo purportedly revealing government surveillance abuses, with Democrats blasting the move and offering up their own memo. The memo reportedly details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in order to spy on the Trump campaign, including using the salacious and largely unverified Steele dossier as evidence for securing a FISA warrant.

by | February 01, 2018 | 09:22

But Syrians who arrived in the United States after August 2016 will not be eligible under the new policy. Nielsen stressed that she believes such protections should be temporary, and Trump has advocated resettling Syrian refugees closer to home.

by | February 01, 2018 | 09:07

But it has heightened speculation of a rift between her and President Donald Trump . "I love how he called the spirit of the American people, is basically, the strength, the resiliency, and the potential for every American". Trump said in his 80-minute speech. By contrast, during his last address to Congress in 2016, Obama typically used the word "American" as a way to speak to citizens of the country or to make a case for globalism: "American leadership in the 21st century is not a ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:49

It has outperformed by 211.13% the S&P500. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc . has been given an analysts' mean target of 222.94. Thermo Fisher said it would provide a 2018 earnings forecast on a conference call later on Wednesday. Investors are sharpening their focus on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc . The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 12.19%.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:44

The trade can't be finalized until the start of the 2018 league-year which begins on March 14. So the two clubs can only agree to terms until then and there's nothing to prevent the prospective deal from blowing up in the interim. Washington is also reportedly signing Smith to a four-year extension worth $94 million with $71 million of that guaranteed according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport .

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:00

This is turning out to be a massive blow for the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan that is headed for Assembly elections in a few months. Both the BJP and Congress, led by chief minister Vasundhara Raje and state party chief Sachin Pilot respectively, campaigned aggressively, spending weeks in the constituencies.

by | February 01, 2018 | 08:01

The governor of SC issued a proclamation Tuesday declaring February 4 to be "Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday" in the state. McMaster, a Republican, signed an official proclamation declaring Sunday, Feb. McMaster's proclamation comes as a tumultuous National Football League season winds down. Several high-profile cases of police using lethal force against minority suspects preceded Kaepernick's stance.

by | February 01, 2018 | 07:28

The deal, worth £5.2 million for Renfrewshire Council, as part of a £170m overall improvement for local councils, will protect the future of vital locals services such as education, social care, road & pavement maintenance, and waste collection.

by | February 01, 2018 | 07:17

The next super blue blood moon won't be until January 31, 2037 so you'll have to wait awhile for this celestial event to occur again. A blue moon refers to the second full moon in a singular calendar month, according to the website That event happens once every 2½ years with the first full moon of January happening on New Year's Day.

by | February 01, 2018 | 07:02

Saying that he trusts the youth of the nation, Mr Modi expressed confidence that India will scale newer heights in all spheres. But more playing! Khelo India is not only about winning medals. In keeping with Prime Minister Modi's vision, Khelo India is likely to help scout young talent from the schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:52

Herath, who returned for his final spell in the day was welcomed with a six and a four in the 81st over but Suranga Lakmal (2-43) produced some consolation for the visitors as he had Rahim caught behind and Liton Das (0) castled in successive deliveries in the 84th over but the day completely belonged to Mominul and Bangladesh as they reached 374 for four at stumps .

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:47

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said a potential Rosenstein departure "raises more flags than it dismisses", while Representative David Joyce (R-Ohio) suggested both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Rosenstein should continue their investigations unabated.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:32

Those who have the power to stop this carnage is our government. Last weekend there was a shutdown that barely lasted two days. And this time around, it was Democrats portrayed as losers. But, that doesn't mean the shutdown was meaningless. Shutting down the government in support of illegal immigration or keeping the DACA issue alive so it can be used to gin up liberal activists and run campaign ads isn't good for anyone.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:28

The group's meeting will be held in Kabul on February 3, where Pakistani delegation will be led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, the broadcaster said. Stanikzai and Barmak's visit comes a day after Faisal said Pakistan handed over 27 insurgents to Afghan authorities past year, including members of the Haqqani network.

by | February 01, 2018 | 06:19

Statistically speaking, Trump's low approval rating is unusual, considering that American presidents usually enjoy a fairly high approval rating in their first year, which is described as the presidential "honeymoon period" during which many Americans are still content with how presidents carry out their roles.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:43

Her remarks followed a report by Human Rights Watch that alleged systematic rape against women and girls was a widespread feature of the Myanmar military's campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority. "I'm very concerned about the Rohingya, I'm very angry at the response ..." The 42-year-old mom of six pulled her chic look together with a bold red lip, matching red nails and a two-toned Louis Vuitton tote bag that perfectly complemented her choice of footwear.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:35

North Korea did not provide details why the meeting had been held but the statement said it was aimed to support leader Kim Jong Un's remarks regarding unification from his New Year's address . Reports of North and South Korea marching under one flag at the upcoming Olympics have recently made worldwide headlines, as the Games' location in Pyeongchang, South Korea has sparked tension.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:38

As he spoke about MS-13 - an worldwide street gang that originated in Los Angeles - he used the painful stories of Afro-Latino and African-American families who lost their teen daughters to put a target on Central Americans, many of whom fled their native countries because of gang violence.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:29

It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa decreased Bank Amer Corp ( BAC ) stake by 2.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The hedge fund run by David Costen Haley held 1,467 shares of the o.e.m. The firm has "Buy" rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, July 23. Analyzing the last five market sessions, the stock was able to report 4.33% gains, thus going down by -12.08%, compared with its 200-day moving average of $71.94.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:22

Seven survivors were rescued on January 28 and the search continues for a life raft that was launched from the sinking ferry. It failed to arrive as scheduled on 20 January. "The government is with you, the people of Nonouti, including those who have been greatly affected by this incomparable incident and it will not run away from it but to humbly accept it and will try its very best to search for the remaining passengers", Maamau said on Radio Kiribati.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:19

Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis also both resigned after Nassar's sentencing . Several gymnasts have made claims that they were abused at the facility, which is located in Walker County, Texas , by Larry Nassar , a former USA Gymnastics doctor.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:15

The Conservative peer caused uproar and confusion in the Lords on Wednesday afternoon when he spoke up to announce he meant to quit. When he did make it to the despatch box, the peer told Lady Lister he was " thoroughly ashamed " and would be offering the Prime Minister, who is on a trade mission to China, his resignation.