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China takes control of Anbang Insurance, chairman prosecuted

China takes control of Anbang Insurance, chairman prosecuted Wu was arrested in June 2017 as troubles mounted for one of China's most aggressive buyers of overseas assets. The Chinese insurance regulator has taken a dim view of Anbang's growth and expansion, feeling that some of its operations are not suitable and has now also charged its Chairman Wu Xiaohui with "economic crimes". [Full Article...]

Toronto police to provide update on McArthur investigation

Toronto police to provide update on McArthur investigation He said three of the six remains have been identified including the latest of a 40-year old man who was reported missing in September of 2010. Police say he buried his victims' body parts in potted plants on properties where he worked. Idsinga said they are using fingerprints, dental records, and DNA analysis to identify the remains. Kayhan, 58, went missing in 2012. Anyone who retained McArthur... [Full Article...]

February 21 marks International Mother Language Day

February 21 marks International Mother Language Day The observance was proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference on 17 November 1999. Speaking on the significance of International Mother Language Day , Nancy Lovika, Assistant Professor of Sociology Department stressed on the importance of technological trends in English learning and teaching and also about connecting with the rest of the world. [Full Article...]

Palace rejects United States intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy

Palace rejects United States intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy Roque also said there was "no revolutionary government or nationwide martial law", which, United States intelligence officials said, the President might declare or impose. "This is something that we have taken very seriously". He said the use of social media to promote the government's agenda had become "part of the daily lives of Filipinos", in much the same way that it is used for the same obj... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan Ranked 4th Most Corrupt Country For This Year

Afghanistan Ranked 4th Most Corrupt Country For This Year This year's Corruption Perceptions Index , issued by Transparency International , highlighted that the majority of countries made little or no progress in ending corruption . More than six billion people live in countries that are corrupt, Transparency International said in a report on Wednesday. Malaysia's failure to resolve major corruption scandals is one of the main reasons the countr... [Full Article...]

More rain on the way: flood warning for the Ohio River

More rain on the way: flood warning for the Ohio River The Ohio River in Cincinnati rose up to 52 feet last night and may reach up to 55 feet by Wednesday morning. "That's just below major flood stage for that point", meteorologist Mike Kistner said. The National Weather Service has issued flood watches to many counties in Northwest Ohio and all around the state. At stages near 38 feet, Route 124 toward Racine, Ohio, in Meigs County, is flooded. [Full Article...]

S. Korea signs free-trade deal with 5 Central American countries

S. Korea signs free-trade deal with 5 Central American countries Additionally, the official said that the company had requested South Korea to pour funds into GM Korea. South Korea's trade minister Paik Un-gyu had said on Wednesday that the government has asked for an audit into General Motors "opaque" management in the country in the wake of the vehicle maker's decision to shut down a factory in a city southwest of Seoul . [Full Article...]

Rotomac: Scripting a Rs 3400 crore scam through virtual offices

Rotomac: Scripting a Rs 3400 crore scam through virtual offices The amount along with interest and liabilities for the company has swelled to Rs3,695 crore, the CBI alleged. Department attached four immovable properties of the Rotomac Group of companies, in the latest development in the case. Kothari and son were questioned in Kanpur for the past two days but were asked to report in Delhi . "It added: "... In other cases money disbursed for procurement of... [Full Article...]

Kamal unveils party flag! More details here

Kamal unveils party flag! More details here Haasan had also earlier urged his fans to continue questioning the government and calling his fans to be ready to march towards Fort St. George in Chennai , where the Tamil Nadu Assembly is located. "It (Dravidian) is our identity, and it will give the southern states a leverage with the Centre", the actor had said. Starting his greetings with a few remarks in Tamil, the Kerala Chief Minister... [Full Article...]

Why India is being really rude to Justin Trudeau

Why India is being really rude to Justin Trudeau In April 2017, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh's refusal to meet Canada's defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan - the former called him a "Khalistani Sympathiser" - made headlines in both countries. On official state visits to India, PM Modi personally greets and welcomes the Israeli PM, UAE Crown Prince and US President. The SGPC and SAD had also extended warm welcome to the Canadian PM. [Full Article...]

SNP calls on Theresa May to step up response to Syria bombardment

SNP calls on Theresa May to step up response to Syria bombardment Besides, 13 more people were killed and 77 others wounded when militants in Eastern Ghouta fired 114 rocket and mortar rounds on several neighbourhoods here on Tuesday, said Syria state-run SANA news, citing police. "The fight against terrorism can not be restricted by anything", as the suburb of Ghouta harbors the Al-Nusra Islamist group, which is an affliate of Al-Qaeda and a designated ... [Full Article...]

Trump seeks ban on gun modifications like bump stocks

Trump seeks ban on gun modifications like bump stocks The Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has been reviewing whether adding a bumpstock makes a gun a "machine gun" since last December, after a gunman armed with multiple weapons outfitted with bumpstocks killed 58 people and injured over 800 in Las Vegas . [Full Article...]

Student arrested for threatening violence against Pasco High School

Student arrested for threatening violence against Pasco High School The student was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. One week ago today, a 19-year-old former student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County Florida entered the school armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, killing 17 students. [Full Article...]

Canadian Figure Skating Duo Takes 2nd Gold at Winter Olympics

Canadian Figure Skating Duo Takes 2nd Gold at Winter Olympics Taking their second bronze medal of this Olympics, US siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani came third in the Ice Dance. So, perhaps the two will finally get together after they retire. Then, in Monday's short skate programme, Papadakis experienced her "worst nightmare" when her costume became unclasped, exposing her breast. After her win, Sharpe paid tribute to Canadian halfpipe pioneer Sarah Burk... [Full Article...]

United States health officials seek to expand short-term health coverage

United States health officials seek to expand short-term health coverage Short-term plans would not need to cover the essential benefits mandated by the ACA such as maternity care, care for those with pre-existing conditions, mental health treatment, prescription drugs or even preventative care. On a call with reporters on Tuesday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spent several minutes painting the Affordable Care Act as a disaster, pointing to rising insurance premiu... [Full Article...]

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies The case helped usher in a ban on commercial surrogacy for foreign clients. The children were estimated to be between two weeks and two years old at the time and have since been under the care of the Thai state, while another four were later deemed to have been fathered by him. [Full Article...]

North Korea cancelled meeting with Pence at Olympics

North Korea cancelled meeting with Pence at Olympics State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Mr Pence "was ready to take this opportunity" and would have used the meeting to emphasise USA concerns about the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The interview was published before news of the aborted meeting leaked out, but Pence's comments take on new importance now that we know he made them a short time after he was literally ... [Full Article...]

Govt Denies Perceived Snub To Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Govt Denies Perceived Snub To Canada PM Justin Trudeau SGPC, an apex religious body of the Sikhs, will honour Trudeau by presenting him a Siropa (robe of honour), replica of the Golden Temple and a sword, an SGPC official said. Much has also been made of the lack of a personal welcome and an embrace from Prime Minister Narendra Modi , gestures that have been extended to leaders ranging from US President Barack Obama to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi. [Full Article...]

Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role

Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role The announcement will come at a meeting of top brass from Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Monday, sources close to the party told AFP. Morgan Newfield economists say that many senior members of the SPD have reservations about sharing power in a coalition with Merkel and would prefer to rebuild the party after it received the worst results in last year's election since the formatio... [Full Article...]

Iran Official Threatens to Kill Netanyahu, 'Level Tel Aviv,' If Israel Attacks

Iran Official Threatens to Kill Netanyahu, 'Level Tel Aviv,' If Israel Attacks The Israeli police have arrested seven people as part of an investigation into whether aides close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped Bezeq, Israel's biggest telecommunications provider, with regulatory matters in exchange for positive coverage of Mr. [Full Article...]


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