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US Jobs Report Falls Below Expectations in March


Both measures were down over the year. Many economists expect hiring to fall back eventually to last year's pace or even lower as the unemployment rate declines and companies struggle to fill jobs. "The unemployment rate was down to its lowest level in nearly a decade". The consensus of experts surveyed by Bloomberg in advance of the report had forecast a gain of 178,000 jobs. Read More »

49ers' Tramaine Brock arrested on domestic violence at Santa Clara home


Jail records show he was released Friday. Tramaine Brock , 28, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested April 6, 2017 at his Santa Clara home on suspicion of domestic violence involving his girlfriend. She suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention, Moreno said. The team has yet to make a statement on Brock's arrest. More to come as news develops. Read More »

Mass protests take place across South Africa against President Jacob Zuma

Zuma's party, the African National Congress , accepted Gordhan's removal, saying his relationship with the president was "irretrievable". The Democratic Alliance (DA) had to change its anti-Zuma march plans in Johannesburg after supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) including members of the MKMVA, took over the CBD, daring DA members to come near Luthuli House. Read More »

Trump, declining to provide evidence, thinks Obama adviser Susan Rice committed crime


The President offered no evidence to back up the allegation. This back-and-forth history is familiar by now. It wasn't a random fishing expedition that just happened to land on associates of Donald Trump. Nunes says he's temporarily stepping aside from Russian Federation probe amid ethics accusations. (And, perhaps, his Magic 8-Ball.) If there's nothing to see here, why the constant shifting of public attention from the grizzly bear to the kid with a slingshot? Yes, there is. Read More »

Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

These developments have left the North Korean regime isolated and justifiably fearful for its future. So North Korea may not have minded giving a fresh look of its capabilities ahead of the Trump-Xi summit while sticking to its own weapons development schedule, said Koh Yu-hwan, a professor at Seoul's Dongguk University. Read More »

SpiceJet cancels Ravindra Gaikwad's ticket


The MP has also lodged an FIR. Gaikwad is also likely to meet the Speaker in a couple of days. Is he a terrorist? In this country, till now, dictatorship has not yet started. The Shiv Sena lawmaker is struggling to book an air ticket after a row erupted when the lawmaker assaulted an Air India staffer last month. "We do not want to shield anybody", he said before going into the meeting. Read More »

Beleaguered Nunes steps aside from US House probe on Russia


The allegations are related to Nunes' irregular communication behavior after he apparently received information pertinent to the investigation but shared it with the White House and with news media outlets before disclosing it to his colleagues on the Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Russians arrest 3 in subway bombing case, defuse device


Petersburg subway stations, is an ethnic Uzbek who came to Russian Federation from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. The identification of Kyrgyz-born ethnic Uzbek Akbarjon Jalilov as the bombing suspect stoked fears of police action targeting migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Read More »

Madonna makes dig at Pepsi after Kendall Jenner advert pulled


It was this apology that sparked even more backlash as many feel that Pepsi also missed the mark in terms of who they should have been apologizing to. In the Pepsi ad, Kendall magically ended a stand-off between protesters and police by handing a male officer a can of Pepsi . Activist DeRay Mckesson tweeted sarcastically about the ad: "If I had carried Pepsi I guess I never would've gotten arrested". Read More »

'Extremist' Meme of Vladimir Putin as a Gay Clown Banned by Russian Federation


Court records say Putin's drag portrait "hints at the Russian president's allegedly nonstandard sexual orientation". Putin's morphed photograph takes up the 4,071st spot. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin's press secretary, told the state-run news agency Tass that he had not seen the image. As noted by the Russian website TJ Journal , the first news organization to flag the Justice Ministry's designation, numerous such images of Putin have circulated on the Internet for years. Read More »

Real life Mowgli? Girl found living with monkeys in UP forest


The girl was rescued from troops of monkeys in the forest. Notably, the girl was found to be comfortable in the company of the apes. "She gets angry sometimes and we have to calm her down", Chief Medical Officer Dr. She can neither speak nor write, said the TOI report . The monkeys joined in the commotion and it took a "great effort" for the girl to be hauled away from the animals and taken to the district hospital near the city of Bahraich . Read More »

Why is EC insisting on EVMs, asks Kejriwal


The agitating MPs trooped into the Well of the House and brought the session to a halt for around seven minutes. Rejecting all these allegations and allaying concerns, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has come up with an "open challenge" to test the credibility of EVMs, according to The Indian Express . Read More »

Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records


The lawsuit requests that the Court nullify the summons , as well as give Twitter "its costs and reasonable attorney's fees as appropriate" and "such other relief as this Court may deem just and proper". The company said it received an administrative summons last month demanding that it provide records related to the account . In its lawsuit, Twitter claimed the government can not compel the company to disclose users' identities without first meeting several tests. Read More »

Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing


Undersecretary Catalino S. Cuy will occupy Mr. Sueño's position in a holdover capacity, "effective immediately", Mr. Abella said . "I promise all of you in the executive branch; DILG, my home department, and the Filipino people that I will not betray this sacred public trust", Cuy said in a statement . Read More »

London returns to normal after Westminster attack

Six people arrested after the attack on Westminster have been released, while four are still in custody, Scotland Yard says. The police had said that the 52-year-old Central England resident had a number of aliases. At least 10 people have been arrested over the attack , all on suspicion of preparation of terrorist attacks . There are concerns accomplices could have followed him in and killed more people. Read More »

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council


During the April 24 visit the 15 members of the U.N.'s most powerful body will also meet congressional leaders, the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trip hasn't been officially announced. "My bill is about fidelity to a deeply American principle, [that] the men and women who protect our homeland should never have their lives disrupted or placed at risk because of a national security policy-making process that is contaminated by partisan politics". Read More »

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit


European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini urged the worldwide community to press ahead with the peace talks, which were made even more urgent after Tuesday's suspected chemical weapons attack. Casey and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY say Trump is being undermined by the cloud of an ongoing investigation into possible Russian interference in the election. Read More »

Trump's ex-campaign adviser met with Russian spy in 2013


Evgeny Buryakov, 42, worked as an employee in the NY office of the Russian bank Vnesheconombank before being convicted of operating as an agent of Russia's foreign intelligence agency without following U.S. You promise a favor for a favor. Page confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Monday that he is "Male-1" in the court filing and said he had been in contact with Podobnyy, who was working at the time at Moscow's United Nations office in New York City under diplomatic cover, although he was ... Read More »

Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports , the Pittsburg Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday night, and unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Dr. What these kids did took a lot of hard work and a lot of courage. Under Kansas state law, high school journalists are protected from administrative censorship. Read More »

Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council


President Trump has removed chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon from his role on the National Security Council (NSC), a senior White House official said Wednesday. She said: "Some will be relieved to see Steve Bannon stepping aside but I think it is wrong to suggest he will be losing some of his power in the White House". Read More »