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Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

Russia's Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping Therefore, Sotherton got a unique chance to become a back-to-back Olympic heptathlon medal holder almost nine years after following up her fifth place with bronze, which upgraded just a week later to fourth when Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska was caught doping. [Full Article...]

A Fitbit Helped Police Arrest A Man For His Wife's Murder

A Fitbit Helped Police Arrest A Man For His Wife's Murder Then there were the text messages between Dabate and his girlfriend which will make amusing reading for the jury. Richard Dabate stands accused of killing his wife at their home in 2015. In 2015, police discovered that a woman lied about being raped, as the Fitbit data showed she was walking around the house at the time of the supposed incident. [Full Article...]

Community Mourns Doctor From Cheshire Killed In Wallingford Plane Crash

Community Mourns Doctor From Cheshire Killed In Wallingford Plane Crash The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said they are aware of the accident but do not have any information at this time. Joseph Tomanelli was a primary care physician from Cheshire with an office in Wallingford. She feared that her father's diesel shop, which is near where the smoke was rising, was on fire. Resident Fallon Wagner told the Record Journal that she saw the plane circli... [Full Article...]

Russian FM: No proof for reports on persecution of gay men

Russian FM: No proof for reports on persecution of gay men The SDF and the Syrian government have largely avoided confrontations with each other over the course of the civil war. Sitting beside the Russian foreign minister at a news conference, Mogherini rebuffed his assertion that the seizure of Crimea was justified by a need to protect Russian-speaking citizens in Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise

Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths rise Opposition leaders accuse Maduro of seizing dictatorial powers and unleashing repression on peaceful protesters, but the opposition's ranks do include groups of youths who hunt for trouble, hurling Molotov cocktails or burning property. Venezuela warned on Tuesday it would leave the Organisation of American States (OAS) if the regional body goes ahead with a possible foreign ministers meeting to d... [Full Article...]

Netflix finds a way into China

Netflix finds a way into China That's because NFLX just signed a major licensing agreement to bring its in-house content to millions of Chinese people via Beijing-based video service iQiyi. But China isn't the only place where Netflix is exploring non-subscription revenue streams. According to TechCrunch , iQiyi will host some Netflix content on its own service. [Full Article...]

Why Trump's Ex-National Security Adviser May Be in Deep Legal Trouble

A spokesman for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Jim Kudla, has said Flynn briefed the agency in advance about his trip to Moscow "in accordance with standard security clearance procedures". He also received payments for additional speeches to Russian firms Kaspersky and Volga Dnepr. The White House explained to the the House Oversight Committee in a letter why it would not provide further r... [Full Article...]

[Other view] Macron gives France a sensible alternative

Ms Le Pen has said in the past that she is not a candidate of her party, and emphasised her measures were not her party's, but her own. Not only have all the mainstream parties joined forces to thwart her ascent, a tactic they used in 2002 to successfully shunt her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen. [Full Article...]

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election Unpopular incumbent President Francois Hollande, who pledged a year ago not to stand for re-election, voted in his political fiefdom of Tulle in Correze, southwestern France. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve accused Le Pen of attempting to make political hay out of the killing, saying she was "seeking, as she does after every tragedy, to take advantage of it". [Full Article...]

NY Times: Trump administration drops support for border tax

NY Times: Trump administration drops support for border tax Some lawmakers have expressed concerns that Trump's call for a big corporate tax cut would balloon the almost $20 trillion in long-term debt the US has accumulated if there are not corresponding measures to raise more revenue. The House Republican plan, championed by Ryan and Brady, proposed a 20 percent corporate tax rate. Hamm reminds me that Trump will release a new book, Women Who Work , to o... [Full Article...]

Mike Flynn may have violated law over Russia payments, House investigators say

Republican representative Jason Chaffetz - chairman of one of the groups looking at Mr Trump and his team's connections to Russia - said that Mr Flynn had failed to properly disclose income and payments he had received from Russian sources and that he may not have obtained permission from the State Department or Pentagon to do so. [Full Article...]

Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers

Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will continue to protect Canada's agriculture producers - including its supply management system for dairy - as he tries to engage with the United States administration on a variety of trade irritants. "It's a disgrace", he said. It was a far cry from the tune Trump was singing in February. "Our relationship with Canada is outstanding". Indeed, he actually... [Full Article...]

United Nations hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

The UN's humanitarian arm, OCHA , has pointed to "an alarming 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance" in Yemen . "There is no single country in the world where, today, children are suffering more than in Yemen ", UNICEF's director for Mideast and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, told AP. [Full Article...]

At Least 10 Killed in Roadside Bomb in Pakistan

At Least 10 Killed in Roadside Bomb in Pakistan Militants planted the explosive device in the Kurram Agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan, said senior regional official Shahid Ali Khan. "This area is in central Kurram - there is no increased security there", he said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for both of those attacks. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected

UK's Labour Party vows to ditch May's Brexit plan if elected The Brexit secretary defended his stance: "I would have expected if we had won the referendum that the result would have been honoured", he said. "The Labour Party can not spend all its time trying to rub out yesterday", he said, arguing that Labour must "genuinely accept the result" of last year's referendum. [Full Article...]

Man kills boss, then self in Texas

Man kills boss, then self in Texas Multiple media outlets have reported that two people were shot at the multi-story office building, located at 8330 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway. Police believe this is not a domestic violence incident and that the female victim was a supervisor killed by her subordinate. [Full Article...]

Shock as French people vote as expected

Emmanuel Macron was also cheerful as he greeted supporters of his fledgling En Marche! movement this morning as he left his Paris home. Le Pen will be keen to avoid a repetition of 2002 when her father and National Front founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, got through to the second round in a surprise vote but went on to lose in a humiliating landslide against right-wing president Jacques Chirac. [Full Article...]

PDP leader Abdul Gani shot dead by militants, clashes erupt in Kashmir

PDP leader Abdul Gani shot dead by militants, clashes erupt in Kashmir Police said the militants fired at Dar when he was travelling in a vehicle near Pingalana village. The PDP leader was rushed to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. While Billa was shot dead in Bandipora district's Hajin area, Khan was killed in Pinjoora area of Shopian district. Students of the SP College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security... [Full Article...]

Obama 'got zippo, zero' on imprisoned aid worker

Hijazi and her husband had established a foundation to aid street children in 2013, but they were arrested along with several others in 2014. Ms Hijazi, whose charity cared for street children, faced child abuse charges branded false by rights groups. [Full Article...]

North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test

It banned all imports of North Korean coal on February 26 under United Nations sanctions, cutting off the North's most important export product. Some missiles may have been new, but the bellicose threats to the United States which has vowed to act over Pyongyang's weapons tests were familiar. [Full Article...]


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