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Israel's Iron Dome intercepts rocket barrage from Gaza

Tuesday's rally, organized by Gaza's Religious Affairs Ministry and the Association of Palestinian Scholars, an NGO, was meant to drum up support for Friday's mass demonstration during which Gazans plan to converge on the Gaza-Israel border.

Expulsion of Russian diplomats shows North Atlantic Treaty Organisation relevance: Mattis

London has said the attack was carried out using a Soviet-era Cold War nerve agent from a family called Novichok. "It appears Moscow misjudged the strong worldwide condemnation to its attempt to murder a former Russian intelligence officer and his daughter", wrote the Soufan Group security firm Tuesday.

Heavy, wet snow expected to continue into evening

Saturday through noon Sunday . For Friday , we wake to a mostly sunny morning. As we enter the final full weekend of March, the weather looks as though it's still going to be quite wintry around here, and some areas will even see snow.

Rahul Gandhi attacks Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his app, BJP counters

A security researcher, who has previously highlighted some vulnerabilities in India's national identity card project and who tweets under the pseudonym Elliot Alderson, posted https: //twitter .com/fs0c131y/status/977267255309463554 a series of tweets on Saturday stating the app was sending personal user data to a third-party domain that was traced to an American company.

Islamabad United reclaim PSL title

Islamabad United beat Peshawar United by three wickets, and lift the PSL trophy for the second time. He said that cricket is back in Pakistan especially in Karachi and happy to hear that West Indies cricket team is also coming to Pakistan.

Catalonia ex-leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany

Police in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein said highway police arrested Puigdemont in the morning near the A7 highway that leads from Denmark into Germany . German authorities have 60 days to decide whether to extradite Puigdemont to Spain . Around 55,000 pro-independence marchers took to the streets of the Catalan capital to show their support for the 55-year-old and to protest his arrest.

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

The revised order makes good on a promise Trump made last summer to roll back an Obama-era policy of accepting transgender military personnel. The memorandum was issued on policies determined by Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, stating that transgender persons were "disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances", reports The Hill magazine.

Iowa family found dead in Mexico resort of Tulum

The family was reported missing early Friday morning when relatives told police they never returned home from vacation. The bodies of the couple were in the bedroom and the children in front of the television. The U.S. State Department confirmed the bodies of four U.S. citizens were in Akumal, Mexico , which is near Tulum on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

DOJ Indicts Nine Iranians for "Massive" Hacking Attack against US Universities

Federal prosecutors say the Iranians and an Iranian hacker network called the Mabna Institute illegally accessed IN state government computers and the computer systems of 144 us universities. U.S. authorities have alleged that these individuals broke into the computer systems of 320 universities in 22 countries. The targeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, was especially concerning, U.S.

What justice looks like for those who kill Palestinians

Tamimi, who has already spent three months in an Israeli jail, faced up to three years in prison if convicted of the 12 counts against her, including assault, stone-throwing, incitement of violence and making threats. The number has been increasing every year. The teenager told reporters in court there is "no justice under occupation and we are in an illegal court".

Hawk in the Oval: Will John Bolton's views rub off on Trump?

Yet historically, even those who espoused the most extreme positions as private citizens have a way of moderating when faced with the awesome task of running the nation. He had discussed his departure with Trump for several weeks, White House officials said , but chose to speed it up because questions about his status were casting a shadow over his exchanges with foreign officials.

Senate Sends 2232-Page Omnibus Spending Bill to Trump

The president signed the budget legislation Friday at the White House, hours after he hinted at vetoing it because it lacked the $1.6 billion he specifically sought for a border wall . According to the Congressional Budget Office , the proposed legislation could add more than $300 billion dollars in spending over the next 10 years.

Tear gas halts MP vote on key Kosovo border deal

The agreement, negotiated with Montenegro in 2015, is crucial for Kosovo to obtain visa-free travel in the European Union and eventually join the bloc. The previous government and global experts deny that claim. "Demarcation is an internal Kosovar issue that pits the majority of political parties on the mainstream versus the minority nationalists who consider the deal is a betrayal of national interests", Petrit Selimi, a former minister of foreign affairs in Kosovo , told Newsweek .

Congratulating Putin? Trump Knows What He's Doing, Believe Me

But a senior White House official emphasized that national security adviser H.R. McMaster did not mention the issue during a telephone briefing with the president, who was in the White House residence ahead of and during his conversation with Putin.

Toyota Self-Driving Cars Tests Halted After Fatal Accident

A Uber vehicle hit and killed a female pedestrian walking her bicycle outside a crosswalk in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday. The NTSB will go through Uber's equipment and video to help determine what caused the crash, in addition to looking at "the vehicle's interaction with the environment, other vehicles and vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and bicyclists", the newspaper reported.

Nigerian Govt Lied, Boko Haram Fighters, Money Swapped For Dapchi Girls

He said the exchange was "unconditional". They will arrive Maiduguri first before going to the Yobe town, said Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to Minister of Information. "So in the early hours of today they did return the girls but of cause most of the girls went to their parents homes, " Mohammed stated. "I cried seriously", she said.

Judge rules 'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit against Trump may proceed

Mr Trump has been accused by several women of misconduct, including after the release during the 2016 presidential campaign of an Access Hollywood recording in which he had spoken in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women. Since Zervos appeared on an episode of " The Apprentice ", and since she accused Trump of misconduct at a press conference, she may be deemed a public figure - or at least what's known as a limited goal public figure, according to Laurence Winer, an ...

US trade groups warn against tariffs on China

A letter dated Sunday and signed by 45 industry trade groups says that imposing tariffs would only hurt United States businesses and consumers and would not be an effective way to reign in China's worst practices. The president recently announced plans to impose tariffs on certain steel and aluminum imports, despite opposition from some business sectors. The RILA letter underscores the lack of broad support Trump has for his planned China tariffs, that would likely see the cost of many ...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on Course to Win European Golden Shoe

Comparisons with Lionel Messi have already started, and why not? "That's how football should be, so I'm really happy with the performance", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said . Understandably, it's led to comparisons between the two players. "I always felt calm about it [the allegations] because I knew I had not said what they were accusing me of", he said.

Foot of snow now possible as Wednesday storm forecast intensifies

Teal=Winter Storm Watch, Purple=Winter Weather Advisory. The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services warned residents Monday afternoon that travel will be hazardous at times, particularly during the Tuesday night commute and urged those who don't have to be out to stay off the roads.

Brexit: Negotiators Agree To A 21-Month Transition Process

The Brexit transition deal agreed with the European Union needs to be endorsed by regulators so businesses are able to use the agreement to put on hold plans to move jobs and operations out of Britain, the City of London policy chief said.

Court Rulings End GOP Efforts to Block Voting Map for Pennsylvania

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down the request without comment. Under the map that was tossed out earlier this year by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, only five of the state's 18 congressional districts are represented by Democrats - despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the swing state.

Putin most likely behind spy poisoning - Johnson

While Ryabkov said Moscow did not wish to sever all communications with Washington, he blamed the mounting tensions on "American political stubbornness", and warned that USA lawmakers were "playing with fire by destroying Russian-American relationship because simultaneously they shake global stability".

Putin Calls British Spy Poisoning Allegations 'Nonsense'

Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by worldwide chemical weapons experts. The identification of Novichok as the weapon has become the linchpin of the British case for Russia's culpability in the poisoning. He told ITV's Peston on Sunday: "We support exactly what the prime minister said and we condemn Russian Federation for this, condemn them".

Alabama's season ends under barrage of Villanova 3-pointers

Buckeye facts: OSU also fended off a pesky mid-major in the first round, but in the process, its difficulties defending the 3-pointer were exposed with South Dakota State knocking down 13. As for the team, a 22-12 season isn't bad at all. Support was virtually nonexistent for Sexton, however, as no other Alabama player scored more than nine points in the game.

BJP leader escapes militant attack in JK; PSO injured

A gunfight is raging between a group of militants and security forces in Khanmoh area outside the highway town of Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district since Thursday afternoon. "While the search operation was underway, contact was established with the holed up militants". The injured policeman was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable, the official said.

Footage Released of Florida Deputy Not Entering School During Shooting

A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including The Associated Press that the video should be released. He then quickly turns and jumps into a golf cart, along with a staff member, to investigate the gunshots at the 1200 building.

Aide confirms death of US Rep. Slaughter

She was one of only 67 Members of Congress to vote against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, earned a flawless 100 score on HRC's most recent Congressional Scorecard, and spoke out strongly against Donald Trump's attempts to implement a transgender military ban.

Left-leaning Rio city councillor Marielle Franco gunned down in Brazil

She was active in organizations like the Brasil Foundation and Cesam (Maré Center for Solidarity Actions) as well as at Alerj ( Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly) itself. Civil Police chief, Rivaldo Barbosa, told a meeting of security officials that "we will respond in a manner befitting this most grave crime". #MarielleFranco was part of a vocal young generation of Black Brazilians .

Oil Prices Rise on Falling Fuel Inventory

Earlier Wednesday, OPEC projected that USA and other non-OPEC supply growth will outpace global demand growth in 2018, raising the risk of imbalance in the oil markets and lower crude prices. American gasoline inventories sank the most since September last week and product demand reached the highest since January, government data showed. That compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 2 million barrels.