• Israel Officially Adopts Policy Barring Entry To Supporters Of BDS
Israel Officially Adopts Policy Barring Entry To Supporters Of BDS

Supporters of the law argue that the legislation was the next step in Israel's battle with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS), which they claim targets Israel as a whole and accuse of being anti-Semitic. Jewish Voice for Peace, a US human rights group supporting BDS, compared the law to US President Donald Trump's revised ban on refu...

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  • DU Professor GN Saibaba Booked Under UAPA, Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
DU Professor GN Saibaba Booked Under UAPA, Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

According to the report in Financial Express , Jawahar Lal Nehru University student Hem Mishra, former journalist Prashant Rahi were among those convicted . Saibaba's visits to the college last week were met with protests from the ABVP. It also mentioned that one of the convicts along with Saibaba, Hem Mishra, was a JNU student and a member of ...

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  • New bomb threats made against Jewish centers across USA and Canada
New bomb threats made against Jewish centers across USA and Canada

Over the past two months, over 100 bomb threats have been made to at least 81 Jewish community centers (JCCs) and Jewish day schools across the United States and Canada in six waves of calls and emails. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) of Illinois' 9th District released a statement on the evacuation in the late morning. O'Neill encouraged New Yo...

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  • ZTE to pay $900 million for violating U.S. sanctions in Iran
ZTE to pay $900 million for violating U.S. sanctions in Iran

ZTE is to pay $900 million in fines for shipping sensitive US-made technology to Iran. Most of the equipment and software to be used in those networks was American-made. The departments of Justice and Homeland Security started looking into reports of illegal conduct by ZTE in 2012. Should ZTE be trusted to work with USA materials at this point? M...

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  • Poachers kill rhino at French zoo
Poachers kill rhino at French zoo

Sources close to the investigation told Le Parisien that Vince's second horn had been partially severed, suggesting that the killers were planning to steal the horns of other animals but had to decamp before they could do so. This incident happened less than two weeks after men stormed Thula Thula Rhino orphanage in South Africa, and killed two b...

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  • Australia Town Pays $14K to Change Sexist Traffic Lights
Australia Town Pays $14K to Change Sexist Traffic Lights

But due to concerns of equality for women, members of the Committee of Melbourne, an Australian lobby group, and city officials are uninstalling some of the standard ones and substituting them with an image that is exactly the same, aside from a widened torso that is meant to depict a dress.

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  • Food donation stampede kills at least 8 in Zambia
Food donation stampede kills at least 8 in Zambia

Five of the people died at the scene of the stampede, while three died at hospitals after being rushed for medical attention. The victims were among 35,000 people who had congregated at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka on 5 March to attend a prayer event.

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  • Afghan Family Headed To Seattle Detained By Feds In LA
Afghan Family Headed To Seattle Detained By Feds In LA

While the family will be released, their attorneys said the government hasn't stated whether it will honor the special visas given to them. Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, declined to discuss the type of work the father did for the U.S.

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  • Trump, Netanyahu discuss 'dangers' of Iran deal in phone call
Trump, Netanyahu discuss 'dangers' of Iran deal in phone call

Trump and Netanyahu have kept close ties since the election. During Monday's call, Netanyahu also thanked Trump for taking a strong stand in his speech to Congress last week against a string of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, the statement said.

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  • Incheon Airport has best customer service in Asia-Pacific: Award
Incheon Airport has best customer service in Asia-Pacific: Award

A spokesperson for private airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) said the ASQ score of the airport had increased from 4.96 in 2015 to 4.99 in 2016. It is a proud moment for Hyderabad that its airport has won this accolade based on the passengers' feedback taken under ACI ASQ Programme. A total of 42 Airports in North America ...

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  • Khan speech in Canada cancelled amid questions
Khan speech in Canada cancelled amid questions

He gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention, where Hillary Clinton was nominated for president last July, in which he argued that then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's promised Muslim ban was immoral and unconstitutional. Khan's son, Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq. "I hope that their sense of patriotism is awak...

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  • No EU perks for United Kingdom after Brexit - Hollande
No EU perks for United Kingdom after Brexit - Hollande

In an interview with several European newspapers, outgoing French President Francois Hollande said that his "ultimate duty" before leaving office is to prevent Le Pen from winning the upcoming presidential election in France. That date, combined with the rise of populist and nationalist figures, has triggered a wave of angst about Europe's futu...

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  • Erdogan says Germany 'no different' from Nazi period
Erdogan says Germany 'no different' from Nazi period

Turkish nationals living in Germany will be able to vote in April's referendum, which could potentially give president Erdogan more powers. Germany has reconnaissance aircraft deployed at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base in Turkey as part of the alliance's fight against the Islamic State group.

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  • Film Historian, Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne Dead at 84
Film Historian, Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne Dead at 84

Submit your Newswire tips here. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knoeledge of film history, frevent sypport for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host.

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  • Armed faction enters major Libyan oil port
Armed faction enters major Libyan oil port

Crude shipments from Es Sider, the nation's largest oil port, and Ras Lanuf, its third-biggest, have been suspended until security improves and workers return to the facilities, Jadalla Alaokali, a board member of Libya's National Oil Corp., said by phone.

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  • Donald Trump swipes at Dems over Russian face time
Donald Trump swipes at Dems over Russian face time

Then Friday morning, Trump's director of social media, Dan Scavino Jr, tweeted an old picture of Schumer smiling and drinking coffee with Putin. The reports that Jeff Sessions had neglected to mention during his confirmation hearing that he'd met with the Russian ambassador appeared on the evening after Trump's address to Congress, even thoug...

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  • 110 die of hunger in two days in one region of Somalia
110 die of hunger in two days in one region of Somalia

Because of a lack of clean water in many areas, there is the additional threat of cholera and other diseases, United Nations experts say. Mohamed Hassan Fiqi, Minister of Agriculture for south-west state in Somalia, said the cholera situation was out of control and requested emergency aid from the government and global community.

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  • North Korea sparks condemnation by firing missiles towards Japan
North Korea sparks condemnation by firing missiles towards Japan

The launch followed a warning Friday in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper that Pyongyang would fire more missiles in response to the annual, two-month-long Foal Eagle exercise between Seoul and Washington, which runs through April. Washington and Seoul , however, maintain that THAAD is strictly aimed at protecting against threats from Nort...

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  • Iraqi troops in 'heaviest clashes yet with Isis' since Mosul push began
Iraqi troops in 'heaviest clashes yet with Isis' since Mosul push began

Alleged chemical weapons attacks in Iraq would constitute a war crime if confirmed, the United Nations said in a statement on Saturday. Hospital officials said 10 patients were admitted for exposure and would be discharged in the coming days.

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  • Syrian peace talks end with clear agenda, says United Nations envoy
Syrian peace talks end with clear agenda, says United Nations envoy

The UN special envoy reiterated that the negotiations should facilitate humanitarian access to the Arab country, adding that he would travel to NY in the next few days to brief UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the outcome of the talks, dubbed Geneva 4.

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