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  1. China welcomes U.S.-born panda home

    China.org.cn - Top news 02.23 / 00:17 www.china.org.cn
    After a 16-hour flight, American-born panda celebrity Bao Bao arrived home in southwest China Wednesday night, apparently looking…
  2. Xi stresses precision in battle against poverty

    China.org.cn - Top news 02.23 / 00:17 www.china.org.cn
    President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of precision in the battle against poverty, saying that poverty relief targets should be accomplished as…
  3. Flashpoint SYL: Punjab seals borders with Haryana ahead of INLD march today

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.23 / 00:15 indianexpress.com
    At village Kapoori near Shambu Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Harmeet Sodhi) A day ahead of Indian National Lok Dal’s march towards Punjab to dig Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, the Punjab Police Wednesday fortified the two main entry points from Haryana, the Shambhu toll barrier and Sarala headworks. Police personnel were deployed in large numbers at both the places and their presence was still building u…
  4. Let Supreme Court monitor SIT probe, say Kalikho Pul’s wife and son

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.22 / 22:58 indianexpress.com
    Dangwimsai Pul “I want justice. My husband Kalikho Pul has left behind a 60-page suicide note titled Mere Vichar. The note that has come out in media is an authentic one. I know his signature. Let all the people named in the note resign and let an independent investigation take place on the basis of his suicide note,” said Dangwimsai Pul, wife of former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, while talking to The In…
  5. Three-month deadline for waste plants: Supreme Court to industry

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.22 / 22:45 indianexpress.com
    Supreme Court of India. (File Photo) The Supreme Court on Wednesday set a deadline of three months for industrial units across the country to set up functional primary effluent treatment plants (PETPs), failing which they will not be allowed to operate. Ordering a nationwide crackdown on water pollution by factories and industrial units which release untreated waste into rivers and other water bodies, the bench…
  6. Ramjas protest: Cops watch as ABVP goes after AISA, probe on

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.22 / 22:41 indianexpress.com
    Many were injured in the clashes. Source: Renuka Puri Delhi Police Wednesday night said it would probe allegations of police high-handedness and inaction after day-long clashes on the Delhi University campus between members of the RSS-affiliated ABVP and students opposed to them, many from the Left wing AISA. Several students and teachers were injured in the clashes and police said eight of its personnel,…
  7. Amit Shah stirs the poll pot, calls BJP rivals Kasab: Ka for Congress, Sa for SP, B for BSP

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.22 / 22:26 indianexpress.com
    Amit Shah in Azamgarh on Wednesday. PTI photo Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the ruling SP of discriminating between communities in Uttar Pradesh and said if a village gets a kabristan (graveyard), it should also get a shamshaan (cremation ground), BJP president Amit Shah came up with the Kasab acronym to describe his party’s rivals. Mentioning the name of 26/11 attacker Ajmal Kasab, Shah s…
  8. Job protests rock his govt as KCR gifts Rs 5-crore gold at Tirupati temple

    Indianexpress.com - Top news 02.22 / 22:06 indianexpress.com
    Rao at Tirupati Wednesday. EARLY Wednesday, police raided the house of Prof B Kodandaram, one of the leaders of the movement for a Telangana state, and took him into preventive custody to foil a rally where thousands were supposed to protest against the new state’s failure to keep its promise of jobs. More arrests were made during the course of the day, of hundreds of youths who had come to Hyderabad to p…
  1. Campaign trail: A new poll of polls shows PVV support is down

    Dutchnews.nl - Politics 02.22 / 23:00 dutchnews.nl
    With three weeks to go before the general election, a new poll of polls puts the PVV and VVD…
  2. Hungarian regime withdraws Budapest Olympic bid

    After days of chaotic and inconsistent communication, the Orbán regime announced that it is withdrawing the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Budapest. That only leaves Paris and Los Angeles in the running. Initially, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán simply attempted to distance himself and his government from the fall-out after the Momentum Movement and allied opposition parties exceeded […
  3. Nikolic: Serbia Forced to recognize Kosovo’s independence for EU Membership

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:42 inserbia.info
    In order to become an EU member state Serbia apparently would have to recognize Kosovo’s independence and impose sanctions against Russia. Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has publicly announced that these demands will soon be publicly declared by EU authorities as the official conditions for Serbia’s membership in the Union, according to Radio Television of Serbia. [&#…
  4. Amnesty International: Discrimination against minorities widespread in Croatia

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:25 inserbia.info
    Discrimination against ethnic minorities and Roma remained widespread, states the latest report on Croatia prepared by Amnesty International. Additionally, Serb returnees face “persisting obstacles to regain their property,” the document said, citing UNHCR. “The number of ethnic minorities employed in public services was below the national targets. Serbs faced significant barriers to employment in both…
  5. Nikki Haley: Kosovo deserves to join UN

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:20 inserbia.info
    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said that Kosovo deserves to be a full-fledged member of the UN. “The US believes that the international community should acknowledge that Kosovo has made great strides since the declaration of independence. Kosovo deserves to take its rightful place in the international community, including the full…
  6. Veseli: Pristina “blessed with alliance” with Washington

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:20 inserbia.info
    Kosovo Assembly President Kadri Veseli has published a photo on Twitter of himself in the company of US President Donald Trump. Veseli accompanied it with the following message: “I expressed my deep gratitude to President Trump over US support for Kosovo. We’re blessed with the alliance between our two peoples.” I expressed my deep gratitude…
  7. Djuric: Oliver Ivanovic is “the last political prisoner in Europe”

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:20 inserbia.info
    Serbia is asking that Oliver Ivanovic is set free “instantly and completely,” Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said on Wednesday. In a statement for Tanjug, Djuric described the Serb politician from northern Kosovo as “the last political prisoner in Europe.” “Ivanovic is a man who is behind bars only because he belongs…
  8. Vucic: Revision of BiH’s lawsuit sets back relations 25 years

    Inserbia.info - Politics 02.22 / 19:15 inserbia.info
    Serbian and Bosnian Serb leaders have agreed to maintain “daily communication” after the announcement of a revision of Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against Serbia. The meeting between Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serb representative in the tripartite body Mladen Ivanic, and Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad…
  1. US secretary of state in Mexico to calm tensions

    India.com - World 02.23 / 00:21 www.india.com
    Trump has outraged Mexico by vowing to build a wall along the border to keep out migrants, whom he branded rapists and criminals during his presidential…
  2. Mexico gov't rejects new U.S. immigration rules

    China.org.cn - World 02.23 / 00:06 www.china.org.cn
    Mexican government on Wednesday rejected tightened immigration regulations by the new U.S. administration that could see waves of undocumented migrants come in across its…
  3. Pyongyang claims death of DPRK citizen 'conspiratorial racket' by S. Korea

    China.org.cn - World 02.23 / 00:06 www.china.org.cn
    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday said the death of a DPRK citizen at Kuala Lumpur last week was an "anti-DPRK conspiratorial racket" launched by South…
  4. China, Italy pursue innovation

    China.org.cn - World 02.22 / 23:57 www.china.org.cn
    Scientific and cultural innovation plans were major highlights of the 13 cooperative documents signed by China and Italy on Wednesday, which analysts said showcases a shared pursuit of new economic engines to offset downward…
  5. US Supreme Court blocks death sentence over racial bias

    The US Supreme Court on Wednesday (Jan 22) offered at least a temporary reprieve to a Texas death row inmate, agreeing that racial bias affected his sentence after a psychologist testified he was more likely to commit future crimes because he is…
  6. Regional Resource Development Manager, Thailand (open to international and national candidates)

    Helpage.org - News 02.22 / 23:04 helpage.org
    • Competitive package (employer pension contribution and other benefits) • 2 year fixed term with possible extension • Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity The organisation HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their poten…
  7. IT and Facilities Assistant 2017

    Helpage.org - News 02.22 / 23:04 helpage.org
    IT and Facilities Assistant   ·        Up to £27,000 depending on skills and experience ·        Competitive pension contribution and other benefits ·        Scope for flexible working, including working from home ·        Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and …
  8. Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)

    Helpage.org - News 02.22 / 23:04 helpage.org
    (c) U Myo Thame/HelpAge International Daw in Myanmar is unable to see or hear  Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) is a three-year programme aiming to ensure that older people and those with disabilities can access emergency support in times of disaster through …
  1. Democrats call for changes to Electoral College after Trump victory

    Rt.com - U.S 02.22 / 23:04 rt.com
    Lawmakers in several US states are considering proposals to change to how Electoral College votes are allocated, after Republican Donald Trump won the presidency even though Democrat Hillary Clinton won almost 3 million more votes. Read Full Article at…
  2. Police arresting, removing last DAPL protesters

    Rt.com - U.S 02.22 / 23:04 rt.com
    Hundreds of police in riot gear and carrying night sticks are clearing the final Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, who remained on federal land in violation of orders by the governor to vacate the area by 4:00pm local time. Protesters consider the land to be indigenous property, Standing Rock, under treaty. Read Full Article at…
  3. Race can’t be a factor in sentencing Texas man to death, Supreme Court rules

    Rt.com - U.S 02.22 / 23:04 rt.com
    A Texas inmate condemned to death in part due to his race will get a new sentencing hearing, the Supreme Court has ruled. Expert testimony that said the man was likely to commit future violence because he was black unfairly tainted the jury. Read Full Article at…
  4. 100 Dakota Access Pipeline protesters remain at camp site, defying eviction notice

    Rt.com - U.S 02.22 / 23:04 rt.com
    Around 100 protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline are defying North Dakota governor's eviction notice, choosing to remain at the Oceti Sakowin camp in an act of non-violent resistance. Most of the camp was burned earlier in the day. Read Full Article at…
  5. US life expectancy lowest of high income countries and expected to lag behind further – study

    Rt.com - U.S 02.22 / 23:04 rt.com
    Lack of access to universal health coverage and high rates of obesity homicide all contribute to lagging life expectancies for American men and women. The US is predicted to fall farther behind other countries in the next 20 years, researchers say. Read Full Article at…
  6. Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

    Rt.com - U.S 02.21 / 23:02 rt.com
    Supreme Court justices are likely split over a case in which a US border agent killed a Mexican teen just feet away from American territory. Conservative justices suggested that allowing the lawsuit to advance could allow similar claims by drone victims. Read Full Article at…
  7. Bull run, New York-style: Bovine on the loose leads cops on hours-long chase

    Rt.com - U.S 02.21 / 23:02 rt.com
    A bull rampaged through New York streets, leading police on an hours-long chase before being recaptured. Read Full Article at…
  8. Drug-resistant superbug sent to space for study – NASA

    Rt.com - U.S 02.21 / 23:02 rt.com
    NASA is sending superbug bacteria into space to study why it proliferates in microgravity. Longer term, the space agency wants to keep astronauts healthy during long voyages to asteroids or Mars. Read Full Article at…
  1. After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.23 / 00:10 nprberlin.de
    In the waning years of the Civil War, advertisements like this began appearing in newspapers around the country: INFORMATION WANTED By a mother concerning her children . Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, who now resides in Marysville, California was formerly owned to-gether with her children, vis: Lydia, William, Allen, and Parker, by one John Petty, who lived about six miles from the town of Woodbury, Franklin County, Tenneesee. At that time she was the the wife of Sandy Rucker, and was familiarly…
  2. After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.23 / 00:10 nprberlin.de
    At the Oscars this weekend, one spotlight will shine on African-American women in the space race, thanks to the movie Hidden Figures , which is nominated for three academy awards, including best picture. Dr. Mae Jemison made history in this field as the first African-American woman in space, as part of the crew on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. Jemison tells NPR's Ari Shapiro she welcomes this new interest in women and minorities who broke boundaries in space because those people were…
  3. Poor administration, lack of trust: The end of Five Star Movement?

    Katoikos.eu - Europe 02.22 / 23:02 katoikos.eu
    Beppe Grillo’s party seems to be falling under its own w…
  4. Images projected on walls: Berlinale and the global political drama

    Katoikos.eu - Europe 02.22 / 23:02 katoikos.eu
    What should be the role of an international film festival in these confusing and insecure times? Berlin's recipe for addressing contemporary…
  5. What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.22 / 22:50 nprberlin.de
    Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race, his comments on illegal immigration have been pored over in the press — from vows to deport millions of people to promises that any enforcement plan would have "a lot of heart." Observers asked, again and again, how rhetoric would translate into actual policy. Now activists and experts have the policies themselves to examine. On Jan. 25, Trump signed a pair of executive orders on immigration enforcement (not to be confused with his "…
  6. Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.22 / 22:50 nprberlin.de
    Democrat Michelle Frankard of Wisconsin voted for President Trump, and she's hoping she won't regret it. At the Garden of Eatin', a bustling diner in picturesque Galesville, Frankard is having breakfast with her adopted father, Ken Horton. A dozen shiny electric guitars line the walls, each next to a black-and-white framed poster with the likes of Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. The deep-seated booths host a variety of regulars and those just passing through. Frankard, a 53-year-old mother…
  7. Floods in San Jose Push 14,000 People Out Of Their Homes

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.22 / 22:50 nprberlin.de
    Flooding in San Jose, Calif., has prompted the evacuation of at least 14,000 residents. The mandatory evacuation orders began overnight, and will remain in effect for at least another day, reports Peter Jon Shuler of member station KQED. "Flooding along Coyote Creek came after a series of heavy rainstorms combined with water rushing down the spillway of nearby Anderson Reservoir, which is now filled to capacity," he says. "Emergency crews had to rescue more than 250 people from their homes…
  8. Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

    Nprberlin.de - Germany 02.22 / 22:50 nprberlin.de
    The Dakota Access Pipeline's route takes it over four states and nearly 1,200 miles, from the Bakken oil fields in northwestern North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and down to a terminal in Illinois. But one Missouri River crossing just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota has become the focal point of a fight over how the pipeline's route was analyzed and approved by the federal government. In legal challenges and public demonstrations, members of the tribe and…
  1. Sir Elton John to host screening of Genocide movie "The Promise"

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 14:18 panarmenian.net
    "The film's theme #KeepThePromise can be interpreted as keeping the promise to remember and learn from the atrocities of the past," John…
  2. Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Larry Coryell dies at 73

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 14:02 panarmenian.net
    Coryell was best known for his 1970 album "Spaces" in which he stayed true to jazz but brought a new rock power and psychedelic ambience to the…
  3. Moscow not indifferent to future of OSCE office in Yerevan: Lavrov

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 13:47 panarmenian.net
    “I believe the last proposal by the Austrian presidency solves all the problems,” Russian foreign minister Sergey Lav…
  4. Louvre exhibit questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 13:41 panarmenian.net
    The Louvre in Paris has gathered a third of the 17th-century painter's canvasses for the show -- the most ever shown in one place since his…
  5. UK posts faster-than-thought growth

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 13:15 panarmenian.net
    The upward revision is mainly due to manufacturing industry having done better than…
  6. Germany to speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 13:10 panarmenian.net
    Under the new measures, immigration agency officials will in future also be allowed to access applicants' smartphones in certain…
  7. Tom Hanks to publish his first short story collection

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 12:32 panarmenian.net
    Hanks will also narrate an audiobook from Random House Audio. Each of the 17 stories is related to a…
  8. “Arrival” scribe Eric Heisserer to produce TV thriller “The Scrawl”

    Panarmenian.net - Armenia 02.22 / 12:27 panarmenian.net
    Heisserer won the WGA award for writing “Arrival” in the best adapted script category and is nominated for an Oscar in the same cat…
  1. Varela won’t raise Odebrecht scandal with Trump

    Newsroompanama.com - Panama 02.23 / 00:27 newsroompanama.com
    AS CIVIL SOCIETY  in the Dominican Republic and other countries  is calling for a UN investigation of the Odebrecht bribery scandal that has infected  countries across Latin America, Panama  President Juan Carlos Varela announced Tuesday that he will not raise the matter when he meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in the coming weeks. “The issues being handled by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Supreme Court of Justice and the United States Department of Justice mus…
  2. Mi Bus to cut Corredor travel time by 65%

    Newsroompanama.com - Panama 02.22 / 23:58 newsroompanama.com
    THE MI BUS company is moving  to reduce the time public transport users spend on Corredor Norte and Corredor Sur by 65 percent. The  announcement came  Tuesday, Feb. 21   from Alfonso Penedo, president of First Transit, the company in charge of managing Mi Bus. Penedo said that the plan  is to take advantage of the lateral spaces in the corredors and to enable six lanes during peak hours. It also seeks to reduce the top speed on the highways from 110 kilometers per hour to 80 kilom…
  3. Superintendency takes over insurance company

    Newsroompanama.com - Panama 02.22 / 23:38 newsroompanama.com
    Company staff at the opening pf a branch office PANAMA’S Superintendency of Insurance and Reinsurance has ordered the administrative and operational takeover of Aseguradora del Istmo. A resolution published Tuesday, Feb.21  (subject to appeal)  lists  a series of deficiencies in the operation of the insurer leading to  the takeover. The regulator warns that “sureties issued before February 1, 2016 are not adequately reinsured because the reinsurer is not in a position to meet it…
  4. El deplorable abandono de las instalaciones de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río, seis meses después

    Seis meses después de que Rio de Janeiro fuera anfitrión de los primeros Juegos Olímpicos realizados en América del Sur, las sedes de las justas se encuentran inactivas y ya en mal estado, planteando interrogantes sobre un legado que los organizadores prometieron a la ciudad brasileña y a sus residentes. “Pensamos que esto sería para... Read more » The post El deplorable abandono de las instalaciones de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río, seis meses después appeared first on Latin Corr…
  5. Argentina pidió ayuda a la DEA para combatir el narcotráfico

    Luego de la reforma a la Ley de Migración en Argentina, el gobierno de Mauricio Macri reanudó el vínculo con la Administración para el Control de Drogas (DEA) de Estados Unidos. Motivado por la lucha contra el narcotráfico, el mandatario decidió convocar a diferentes mandatarios de Sudamérica para avanzar en políticas conjuntas que permitan contrarrestar... Read more » The post Argentina pidió ayuda a la DEA para combatir el narcotráfico appeared first on Latin Correspon…
  6. Accidente en carretera que comunica Argentina con Chile dejó 19 muertos

    Un colectivo sufrió un grave accidente en la provincia de Mendoza, Argentina, el cual dejó como resultado 19 muertos y al menos 22 heridos. Un autobús perteneciente a la empresa Tur Bus de Chile, que transportaba a 40 personas, volcó en las cercanías del parque provincial Aconcagua, en la zona conocida como Horcones. Los dos conductores... Read more » The post Accidente en carretera que comunica Argentina con Chile dejó 19 muertos appeared first on Latin Corres…
  7. FARC disarmament to begin on March 1: Army

    Colombiareports.com - Colombia 02.22 / 21:14 colombiareports.com
    Demobilized guerrillas of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, will begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations on March 1, the Colombian military said Tuesday. In a press release,… Read more FARC disarmament to begin on March 1:…
  8. Investigators probe theft of State lands after three deaths

    Dominicantoday.com - The Dominican Republic 02.22 / 20:24 dominicantoday.com
    Santo Domingo.- Presidency Legal Adviser Flavio Darío Espinal on Monday said …