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World Pakistan Claims Downing of 2 Indian Fighter Jets in Kashmir
Author: 0 Pakistan Claims Downing of 2 Indian Fighter Jets in Kashmir

The CAA tweeted that it "has officially closed its airspace until further notice", while a Pakistani military spokesman said the decision had been taken "due to the environment". It also says to avoid all travel within 10 kilometres of the country's border with Pakistan in the states of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajastan. One complicating factor was the loss of Indian aircraft in the exchange on Wednesday.

World Hundreds Celebrate Rescue of Fat Sewer Rat in Germany
Author: 0 Hundreds Celebrate Rescue of Fat Sewer Rat in Germany

A curvaceous rat in Bensheim, Germany , is making worldwide headlines after an embarrassing mishap ― getting stuck in a manhole cover. "The fire department's operation was completed after a good 25 minutes", said a spokesperson from the Auerbach fire department.

World Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex crimes
Author: 0 Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex crimes

A large media pack and crowd confronted the cardinal as he arrived in court, with one protester screaming: "You're a maggot, Pell, you rot in hell". Revoking Pell's AC would be similar to disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris losing his Officer and Member of the Order of Australia honours after being convicted of indecently assaulting four girls in the UK.

World Momo challenge: Game linked to child deaths tells boy to stab himself
Author: 0 Momo challenge: Game linked to child deaths tells boy to stab himself

The boy's shocked mum Lyn Dixon has warned parents about the Momo Challenge , a game which is played via WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube , and encourages children to harm themselves. The NSPCC is also reminding parents that they can turn to Net Aware (www.net-aware.org.uk) which guides parents through their children's online world or speak to the helpline on 0808 800 5000 for advice.

World Venezuela's opposition leader says he will begin exercising his 'duties as president'
Author: 0 Venezuela's opposition leader says he will begin exercising his 'duties as president'

The moves came after Venezuelan security forces violently drove back opposition attempts at the weekend to bring humanitarian aid, including USA supplies, into the country against the will of Maduro. "As the Trump administration admitted, it was an attempt to get the Venezuelan military to disobey Maduro". Last week, Maduro announced he was cutting all ties with Colombia and ordered all ambassadors to leave the country, and threatened the US.

Author: 0 Egypt: Deaths and injuries in fire at Cairo's main train station

Ten people have died and at least 22 were injured after a train crash caused a fuel tank explosion at Cairo's main station. Egyptian National Railways ordered halting rail traffic after a fire broke out at the main train station in Cairo's Ramsis.

World South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for 'resurrection stunt'
Author: 0 South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for 'resurrection stunt'

Meanwhile, after viewing the video footage, which has gone viral, experts have dismissed the "miracle" as an attempt to commercialise religion. "It is with regret that the outcome of such a plot/scheme has adversely affected our reputation as service providers, our valued clients and the general public", he added.

World Pennsylvania mother, daughter arrested for killing 5 relatives
Author: 0 Pennsylvania mother, daughter arrested for killing 5 relatives

They both claimed Jamilla Campbell , Shana's sister, assisted with the killings before her death. Both women were charged with five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide. It wasn't clear if either woman has retained an attorney. A Pennsylvania mother and her daughter are in police custody, accused of killing five of their relatives, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.

World North Korea Still Remains Nuclear Threat, Says State Mike Pompeo
Author: 0 North Korea Still Remains Nuclear Threat, Says State Mike Pompeo

He completed the last stretch from a border station to Hanoi by auto. Trump , via Twitter, has worked to temper those expectations, predicting before he left for Hanoi a "continuation of the progress" made in Singapore but adding a tantalizing nod to "Denuclearization?" Their talks come eight months after the historic summit in Singapore, the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

World California man cleared after 40 years in prison gets $21M
Author: 0 California man cleared after 40 years in prison gets $21M

A judge also declared Coley to be factually innocent. The former Governor of California , Jerry Brown, had written: "The Dignity with which Mr Coley for his long and unjust detention has to endure, is extraordinary ". He was questioned on November 11, 1978, the day she was killed and later charged with the murders. The board called him "unequivocally innocent" of the crime.

World Michael Cohen Disbarred After Conviction for Lying Under Oath
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Disbarred After Conviction for Lying Under Oath

President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen's upcoming testimony before key House committees shouldn't be believed unless there is something that corroborates what he's saying, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday. Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said prosecutors will need to produce corroborating evidence to back up Michael Cohen's claims if they want to put the former Trump attorney on the stand.

World Snake stows away from Australia to Scotland in woman's shoe
Author: 0 Snake stows away from Australia to Scotland in woman's shoe

When Boxall discovered the reptile, she called the Scottish SPCA for help. A Scottish woman returned from visiting family in Australia to discover a snake had hitched a ride across the globe in her shoe. "Somehow or other it got from Mackay to Glasgow without being detected". Ms Boxall took the shoe with the snake in it to her garden and placed a box over the top.

World Meghan glows in pleated black dress during whirlwind Morocco tour
Author: 0 Meghan glows in pleated black dress during whirlwind Morocco tour

Sure, she's taken a spin in heels during her days on the trip, but when I spotted her wearing a pair of Birdies while out arm in arm with Prince Harry , I sighed with relief, "OK, girl - you got this". They received the royal treatment and stayed in King Mohammed VI's royal palace. The couple arrived in Morocco on Saturday - and made a decision to stay on privately for an extra night at the end of the visit.

World Damaging winds, heavy flurries expected Sunday
Author: 0 Damaging winds, heavy flurries expected Sunday

Damage to buildings and possible outages, Environment Canada added. "Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage", the federal weather agency said in the warning. but the rain that is affecting northeastern Ontario this morning will gradually change to rain or snow later this morning. Snow squalls will develop in the afternoon, and will combine with very strong westerly winds gusting up to 100 km/h to produce reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

World AUD/JPY in green as Trump delays tariff hike against China
Author: 0 AUD/JPY in green as Trump delays tariff hike against China

But he signalled flexibility in recent days. Sunday afternoon Donald Trump announced that trade talks between the USA and China had been productive and made a decision to delay the imposition of new tariffs to the country. During Monday's meeting with USA governors, the president remained optimistic about reaching a trade deal soon. "But. agreeing to extend negotiations a few more weeks definitely is in China's interests", said Scott Kennedy, a China expert at the Center for Strategic ...

World Victim's father to sue church over Pell abuse
Author: 0 Victim's father to sue church over Pell abuse

Pell then masturbated while he groped the second boy's genitals, the court was told. An Australian jury unanimously found Pell guilty on one count of sexual abuse and four counts of indecent assault against two boys at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s.

World Slabs of ice crash over Lake Erie seawall in hurricane-force winds
Author: 0 Slabs of ice crash over Lake Erie seawall in hurricane-force winds

Police ended up closing the Niagara River Parkway where the ice was pushing over onto the road. Ice breakers from both the USA and Canada were working to break up the ice to make sure it continued to flow over Niagara Falls without creating problems for either the Niagara Power Project or residents on Cayuga Island.

World US Delays Tariff Increase on China
Author: 0 US Delays Tariff Increase on China

The seven-month-old trade war has rattled global markets and prompted stark warnings about the risks to the world economy. It was yet another optimistic signal by the American President that a long-standing trade impasse that has resulted in a series of tit-for-tat tariffs may finally be nearing a close as negotiators inched closer to a 90-day deadline of March 1.

World Rajasthan: Tribals oppose SC’ order regarding eviction of Adivasi, forest-dwelling families
Author: 0 Rajasthan: Tribals oppose SC’ order regarding eviction of Adivasi, forest-dwelling families

The Court has also ordered the Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary to ensure, by the way of an affidavit, that the eviction orders have attained finality and whether orders are carried out. The Forest Rights Act, which was passed during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's first tenure, requires the government to hand back traditional forestlands to tribals and other forest-dwellers against laid down criteria.

World Journalist Jorge Ramos detained while interviewing Maduro
Author: 0 Journalist Jorge Ramos detained while interviewing Maduro

Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez told Univision that it was not true that the journalists were being detained, according to Janiot. In Caracas, the Venezuelan National Union of the Press Workers also confirmed that "the Univision team has been freed".

World Iran's Foreign Minister announces resignation on Instagram
Author: 0 Iran's Foreign Minister announces resignation on Instagram

Zarif was the key architect in the landmark deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program - which US President Donald Trump withdrew from a year ago. He added that the foreign minister's possible departure would not necessarily have a crucial impact on Iran's nuclear policies. "Many thanks for the generosity of the dear and courageous people of Iran and its authorities over the past 67 months", the Us-educated architect of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers said.

World First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US
Author: 0 First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

The new ambassador is Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, no stranger to a Western lifestyle. Prince Khalid, a son of the king who served as ambassador since 2017, had been expected to leave Washington for some time - particularly after the global outcry over Khashoggi tarnished the kingdom's reputation.

World Former U.S. security officials to oppose emergency declaration
Author: 0 Former U.S. security officials to oppose emergency declaration

Collectively, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and two USA territories have more than $6 billion in federal funding that could be diverted to fund the wall, the analysis by Governing shows . As the House vote approaches, Trump is facing a fresh backlash from fellow Republicans. Even if it passes, Trump has said he would veto it, and Congress would need to muster two-thirds of lawmakers to override a veto.

World UK PM May Mulls Plan to Delay Brexit by Two Months
Author: 0 UK PM May Mulls Plan to Delay Brexit by Two Months

May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, as she seeks elusive changes to the U.K. Amber Rudd, Greg Clark and David Gauke said there was now a clear Commons majority in favour of extending the Article 50 withdrawal process rather than see a "disastrous" no-deal break.