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by | March 25, 2018 | 12:11

The first non-stop Australia-UK flight scheduled between Perth and London landed at Heathrow airport on Sunday after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 14,875 km. Qantas plans to introduce non-stop flights from Australia's east coast to Britain in the next few years. Qatar Airways Flight 921 is now the longest commercial journey in the world, flying passengers over 14,500km (9,000 miles) from New Zealand to Qatar in almost 18 hours on Boeing 777 airliners.

by | March 25, 2018 | 11:59

He thanked Pakistan for being a key ally of Sri Lanka. Pakistan and Sri Lanka Friday agreed to diversify and deepen the bilateral relations hoping that the ties would continue to grow in future. The heads of both countries mutually chose to bolster their trade relations and make the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) more effective.

by | March 25, 2018 | 11:56

A US -wide campaign earlier this month saw tens of thousands of young people defy threats of school discipline and walk out of classes to protest what they say has become an unsafe environment. On March 14, exactly a month after the Stoneman Douglas shooting, students across the country participated in a 17-minute walkout. Students united in marches across the country to do exactly that: demand national attention.

by | March 25, 2018 | 11:54

Despite signing the measure, Trump did not hide his disgust about the closed-door process and the forced rapid-fire votes of approval ahead of a shutdown deadline. The Point: The sheer volume of news that Trump creates - intentionally or unintentionally (or both) - is mind-boggling and mind-numbing all at once.

by | March 25, 2018 | 11:15

The watchdog is leading the probe with the backing of the European Union's remaining 27 regulators, who earlier this week vowed to collaborate to get to the bottom of the "very serious allegation with far-reaching consequences". The company's shares fell 3.3 per cent Friday to $159.39 at the close in NY, bringing the loss this week to nearly 14 per cent since the revelations broke.

by | March 25, 2018 | 10:26

However, a presidential memorandum signed by Mr Trump said there would be a 30-day consultation period, effectively creating room for talks over his claims against China about intellectual property theft and technology transfers. The U.S. has recently softened up on Canada, by exempting it and Mexico from steel and aluminum duties and making concessions in NAFTA concerning automobiles.

by | March 25, 2018 | 09:53

The compromises in this omnibus spending bill , as it has been dubbed, underscore how hard it's been for the president to get Republicans to support his more unconventional stances on immigration. Democrats said they rejected the bill for the same reason - because it includes $1.6 billion in border security, but nothing for DACA. "Not exactly what we wanted where we wanted", budget director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday.

by | March 25, 2018 | 09:41

The U.K. High Court authorized a search warrant Friday evening for Cambridge Analytica headquarters, and roughly 20 members of Britain's data watchdog raided the office about an hour later, Reuters reported . Cambridge Analytica denies any wrongdoing, and said Friday it was undertaking an independent third-party audit to verify that it does not hold any of the data.

by | March 25, 2018 | 09:34

The Hearts centre-back, pictured, turns 39 this year and today marks the 20th anniversary of the 110-cap international's senior Northern Ireland debut. Unlike South Korea , Northern Ireland won't be heading to Russian Federation 2018 after a controversial penalty led to a goal that saw them beaten 1-0 by Switzerland in a two-legged play-off.

by | March 25, 2018 | 09:21

Nel Tigullio troviamo l'abbazia di San Fruttuoso (Camogli), casa Carbone (Lavagna), il promontorio e la torre di punta Pagana a Rapallo (nella foto d'apertura), l'abbazia di San Girolamo al monte di Portofino e il complesso dei castelli Gualino (Sestri Levante).

by | March 25, 2018 | 09:11

United States stock futures traded lower after the S&P 500 Index closed down 2.5%, the biggest drop in six weeks. The Singapore dollar initially fell against the greenback before rebounding to S$1.3157 per one U.S. USTR has already identified potential targets: 1,300 product lines worth about $48 billion. -China relations and the global economy are likely to remain in a state of uncertainty over the next 12 to 18 months.

by | March 25, 2018 | 08:45

Still, some said they could ill afford Russian retaliation against their own Moscow embassies, some of which employ barely a handful of accredited diplomats. The March 4 attack has left the father and daughter in critical condition. Russia's Foreign Ministry says Moscow is not aware of immediate plans by any European countries other than Britain to expel Russian diplomats.

by | March 25, 2018 | 08:42

Both Interior Minister Gerard Collomb and Molins praised Beltrame, who Molins said "at the risk of his life took the choice to take the place of the hostages". France has been on high alert since a series of extremist attacks in 2015 and 2016 that killed more than 200 people. Molins said the attacker had been put on a national security watchlist in 2014 "because of his radicalization and his links to the (puritan Islamic ) Salafist movement".

by | March 25, 2018 | 07:44

On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the country's troops could cross into Iraq to drive out the PKK from the northern region of Sinjar if Baghdad government fails to do so. Presently, Turkey's Armed Forces are preparing for the military operation in Sinjar town. Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey and Iraq will launch joint military operations against PKK from May 2018.

by | March 25, 2018 | 07:28

In every USA state, students gathered to demand congressional action on gun control and school safety. King was led out by Parkland shooting survivor Jaclyn Corin , who had just finished her own speech. "President, what are you gonna do about these guns?'" "Spread the word. Have you heard?" Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at the Tranquility Park event Saturday morning, one of several anti-gun rallies being held across the USA on Saturday in response to last month's school shooting in ...

by | March 25, 2018 | 07:20

A teenage girl shot in the head by a classmate at USA high school is brain dead and will have her life support removed, her heartbroken mother has revealed. The handgun used in the shooting was legally owned by Rollins' father, police said. He said she was a role model to her siblings, a dedicated student and a member of the school swim team.

by | March 25, 2018 | 07:05

Stocks fell sharply on Trump's announcement, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average.DJI falling almost 3 percent. Other sectors like apparel could also be hit. As a result of China's trade policies, there are today two million more jobs in China than there would otherwise be, and two million fewer in the US, the senior White House official said.

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:57

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a series of anti-Israel resolutions on March 23, most notably one that calls for an arms embargo against Israel . This continued relentless focus on the world's only Jewish state will serve only to undermine this council's credibility and its mandate". The United States opposed all of the anti-Israel resolutions and countered with a resolution that nixed the UNHRC's required weekly bashing of Israel.

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:41

Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change.

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:10

GENEVA:Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman on Saturday said the Operation Olive Branch in Syria northwestern region of Afrin is in line with the worldwide law. "We are trying to bring back life to normal in the short and medium term here." the aid group's president Kerem Kinik told Reuters . "We want everything to be alright.

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:08

Mr Johnson told Parliament he agreed with a Labour MP who likened the event to Hitler's use of the 1936 Games as a propaganda vehicle for his regime. "I think it's an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin glorying in this sporting event".

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:08

The wounded were admitted to a hospital in Lashkar Gha, according to the chief of the province's public health department, Aminullah Abed. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The office of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani issued a statement condemning the "brutal terrorist attack". Helmand is mostly controlled by the Taliban, which is under growing pressure to take up the Afghan government's offer of peace talks.

by | March 25, 2018 | 06:03

Remember, the national security adviser is supposed to be the coordinator, conciliator, and honest broker among Cabinet officials, managing a process by which all get a fair say and the president makes well-informed decisions. Another official likely to be targeted in a Bolton purge is McMaster's deputy, Ricky Waddell. He will discuss questions of war and peace with military generals and members of his cabinet, but when there's a diversity of opinion, the views of a national security advisor ...

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:46

Christopher Speights coached basketball at Bradbury Heights Elementary School, in Capitol Heights, for about nine years, as well as a traveling basketball team. He coached sports at Bradbury Heights and for the South County Steelers through the South County Sports Academy in 2015 and 2016. A South Jersey man has been arrested on child porn charges, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:38

She cited a United States Supreme Court ruling that allowed Paula Jones to bring a sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton . The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Jones' lawsuit against Clinton could proceed, arguing that sitting presidents could be sued for private actions that predated their time in office; Trump's attorneys have argued that case applied to federal litigation and did not apply in state courts.

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:17

A British judge on Friday approved a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the scandal-hit communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data privacy storm. New information from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has revealed that incoming national security adviser John Bolton's super PAC tried to use data on Facebook users to make people more willing to support backing wars.

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:14

The midfielder missed the Holland win in Amsterdam due to a knee injury and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate had hope he would be fit for the game at Wembley. Wilshere has not played for England since its shock loss to Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016, but forced his way back into Gareth Southgate's plans ahead of the FIFA World Cup .

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:01

We saw an afternoon high of 86 degrees with a peak wind gust around 35 miles per hour. While this high will help rid the sky of clouds, it will also circulate some cold, dry, and breezy air in from our friendly neighbors to the north. This could trigger a few flurries or snow showers late tonight or tomorrow morning, but there won't be anything in terms of any accumulation. In fact, temperatures should continue to rise all week and we could even hit double digits (11 C) by Thursday .

by | March 25, 2018 | 05:01

He has missed the last 58 games with a bone protrusion in his left heel. They left Charlotte with losses in 23 of their last 24 games. And this is less than a month after veteran Marc Gasol laid into the Grizzlies for treating games like the G-League.

by | March 25, 2018 | 04:13

Improper use of the data is explicitly against Facebook's terms of service - but for Facebook, it's immensely hard to constantly monitor all the millions of apps on its platform and how they are actually using its users' data. The IT ministry notice seeks clarity from Cambridge Analytica whether it engaged in any assignment to utilize data of Indians in regards to the breach.

by | March 25, 2018 | 02:38

All planned high-level bilateral contacts between London and Moscow have been suspended. Its ambassador in London , Alexander Yakovenko, told reporters that the actions by the United Kingdom government were "absolutely unacceptable and we consider this a provocation ".

by | March 25, 2018 | 02:04

After raping the minor girl, the miscreants splashed kerosene on her body and burnt her to death. At the hospital where she was rushed by her parents, she had told the police that the three boys poured kerosene and set her on fire after raping her.

by | March 25, 2018 | 01:37

The dispute has weighed on global financial markets amid concern it could spiral into a damaging round of retaliatory import controls by governments worldwide. trading partners will derail a synchronized global economic recovery. Fitch Ratings on Wednesday affirmed its China rating, but said heightened trade tensions with the United States pose a downside risk to the ratings agency's baseline outlook.

by | March 25, 2018 | 01:25

Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels seized control of Afrin city from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on Sunday. "We have made it very clear with the Turkish government that we will continue to operate there", said Heather Nauert at a press conference in response to a question about the U.S.' stance on Manbij.

by | March 25, 2018 | 00:53

After days of being seemingly MIA in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook's CEO finally weighed in on the matter. This raises concerns because users may not realize how much of their personal data those third-party apps gain access to.