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France copes with more rail strikes as labor unions dig in

France copes with more rail strikes as labor unions dig in While unions are behind the action, there are deep differences between the Communist-rooted CGT, which objects in principle to the government reforms, and the moderate CFDT, which opposes the way the government is going about it. Macron plans to deny future train workers the job security, early retirement and special pensions of existing workers, while opening up the indebted national railroad to ... [Full Article...]

Simbine, Bruintjies claim gold & silver in men's 100m final

Simbine, Bruintjies claim gold & silver in men's 100m final Blake did manage a partial recovery for the bronze medal in 10.19. He was followed by countryman Henricho Bruintjies, while Jamaican and pre-race favourite Yohan Blake finished third. He said the sprint great, his former training partner, had texted him best wishes in the morning. "Being able to run in lane 8-9 with Henricho, and placing first and second with him is unbelievable", he said. [Full Article...]

Top federal ethics official calls EPA chief Scott Pruitt's conduct 'extremely concerning'

Top federal ethics official calls EPA chief Scott Pruitt's conduct 'extremely concerning' As a tornado of ethics scandals swirled around Scott Pruitt heading into the weekend, the EPA administrator and avowed foe of breathable air managed to emerge on the other side with his job intact, and even a presidential endorsement to show for his troubles. [Full Article...]

Virginia woman accused of beheading boyfriend, shouting 'let me get my heads'

Virginia woman accused of beheading boyfriend, shouting 'let me get my heads' The cops arrested Mills when she became combative, according to reports . Roena Cheryl Mills was covered in blood, wearing a glove on just her left hand and carrying a pocket knife when deputies encountered her at a home she refused to leave on Easter Sunday. [Full Article...]

United States does not rule out airstrike against Syria

United States does not rule out airstrike against Syria Saturday's alleged chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, comes as pro-government forces conclude an operation that has liberated almost the entire region from Islamic militants. "I don't rule out anything right now ", Mattis said. President Donald Trump strongly condemned the "atrocious" chemical weapons attack in Syria during a Cabinet meeting at the White House Monday and said a decisio... [Full Article...]

UFC Star McGregor Facing Criminal Charges In New York City

UFC Star McGregor Facing Criminal Charges In New York City Two fighters suffered injuries as a result of the incident, including Michael Chiesa who was hospitalized due to a facial laceration. The exact reason for his shocking attack is now unknown, but is believed to possibly be related to a feud between Artem Lobov ( McGregor's friend) and Khabib Nurmagomedov . [Full Article...]

Israel carried out strikes on Syria airbase: Russian Federation military

Israel carried out strikes on Syria airbase: Russian Federation military The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the country's conflict, said 14 fighters had been killed, including Iranian forces allied to the country's regime. Israel has struck targets inside Syria on multiple occasions throughout the country's seven-year war, including those linked to Iran and Hezbollah or to Assad's chemical weapons programme. [Full Article...]

Black Lives Matter Facebook page exposed as fake

Black Lives Matter Facebook page exposed as fake SBS News has reached out to Mr Mackay for comment. It is understood he worked in Brisbane and now works in the union's Perth office. In April 2015, Mackay registered blackpowerfist.com. The Facebook page has since been shut down and fundraising campaigns associated with the page were reportedly suspended by PayPal and Patreon . Classy and Donorbox had removed the campaigns. [Full Article...]

BR Ambedkar's vandalised saffron statue resurrected, painted blue

BR Ambedkar's vandalised saffron statue resurrected, painted blue After adding "Ramji" to the name of Dr B R Ambedkar, the BJP has now installed a statue of the Dalit ideologue, painted in a saffron coat. On Sunday, a new statue of Ambedkar was installed, but people were surprised to find that the Dalit icon was clad in saffron coat and pants when the statue was unveiled in the presence of police and civil officials from the district. [Full Article...]

85000-Year-Old Fossil Found May Rewrite History Of Human Migration

85000-Year-Old Fossil Found May Rewrite History Of Human Migration This would make it the oldest human fossil found outside Africa and the Levant . "These were bands of hunter-gatherers, and they would have been living on the edge of lakes - but mobile, hunting for animals and gathering plants, perhaps existing off some aquatic resources", says co-author Michael Petraglia of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. [Full Article...]

IIT JEE Main 2018: 10.5 lakh students appeared for the examination

IIT JEE Main 2018: 10.5 lakh students appeared for the examination While the JEE Pen & Paper Based examination was held on Sunday, the Computer-based examination will be held on April 15 and April 16. JEE Main exam has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. The paper had 90 questions. " Chemistry was the easiest while Maths was a bit lengthy and tough", said Rithik Mali, a student from Deeksha Centre For Learning Pre-University College. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Summons US Envoy Over Traffic Death

Pakistan Summons US Envoy Over Traffic Death Colonel Hall's role at the U.S. embassy gives him diplomatic immunity, but investigators have lobbied the government to place him on an exit control list (ECL) barring... Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the diplomat violated traffic laws and that a case has been registered, without providing further details. Subdivisional Police Officer Secretariat ASP Zohaib Nasarullah Ranjha told Dawn tha... [Full Article...]

Expanding influence: China approaches Vanuatu to create South Pacific military base

Expanding influence: China approaches Vanuatu to create South Pacific military base Though no formal proposal has been brought forward to the government of Vanuatu, it is believed Beijing's plans could become a reality. Bishop said Australian engagement with South Pacific nations was "one of our highest foreign policy priorities" and that Australia had partnered with China on development projects in the region, for example an anti-malaria project in Papua New Guinea. [Full Article...]

State Police Release Update in Hobbs Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

State Police Release Update in Hobbs Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation The Cathedral City Police and Riverside County Sheriff's investigator said they are investigating a shooting that started as a domestic disturbance call. Police say in an effort to apprehend the man, a Taser was deployed but did not make contact. Investigators said the suspect did not fire any shots, and his name has not been released. [Full Article...]

Life normal in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

Life normal in UP despite Bharat Bandh call Madhya Pradesh saw the most casualties, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Protesters blocked trains, public and private property was burnt. The Bharat Bandh on April 2 by Dalit groups against the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by a Supreme Court order had led to violence and arson in many parts of the country which claimed ... [Full Article...]

Victim in auto robbed at gunpoint; police arrest 2 suspects

Victim in auto robbed at gunpoint; police arrest 2 suspects According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, a man told officers that he was working in a yard of a home on Elderbank Drive on March 16 when he was robbed. The incident happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday at the downtown Cleveland casino, according to a police dispatch report. Police said in court documents that Reed argued with Lemmuel Williams about 10:20 p.m. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Mueller probe an 'attack' on US

Trump calls Mueller probe an 'attack' on US He also left the door open to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller , the former FBI director appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation for raid of his personal attorney's office

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation for raid of his personal attorney's office The Wall Street Journal reported that agents also searched Cohen's home and the Manhattan hotel room where he's staying. Trump made the decision on his own to directly - and bluntly - address the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of Cohen's office during his meeting with top military brass and his national security advisers. [Full Article...]

Long Island weather: Cold now but spring temps coming

Long Island weather: Cold now but spring temps coming The current weather , which has been unseasonably cold for several weeks, is the result of cold air from Canada that has been hanging around. The work week starts off with more of the same with highs in the mid 40s but it's Monday night where we'll get a dose of snow. [Full Article...]

Missiles Strike Syrian Air Base, US Denies Involvement

Missiles Strike Syrian Air Base, US Denies Involvement The attack at the airbase, located 40km west of Palmyra, killed and wounded several people, Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing an unnamed military source. In the midst of what foreign policy analyst Phyllis Bennis described to Common Dreams as an " extremely perilous moment " in the region and for global conflict between major powers, the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statem... [Full Article...]


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