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Police partner with Facebook for child abduction alerts


Australia's AMBER Alerts will launch with a call out for information on the cold case of Joanne Ratcliffe in 1973. Ambassador Maura Harty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) said that for two years ICMEC has been working with Facebook to introduce rapid emergency child alert systems around the world so that communities can respond quickly when a child goes missing. Read More »

MLB, players' union donate $1M to Negro Leagues museum in KC


The days of Pop Lloyd and Judy Johnson, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. However, racism and "Jim Crow" laws forced them from these teams by the turn of the century, and they formed their own units, "barnstorming" around the country to play anyone who would challenge them. Read More »

US President Donald Trump's aide to be next US envoy to India


Juster has been a pro-India voice ever since he was an Under-secretary in the US Department of Commerce in the George W Bush administration. The Indians will welcome him enthusiastically. His wealth of experience in government and playing a crucial role in the India-US high technology group which dealt with issues related to the lifting of sanctions and dual-technology use might come handy. Read More »

Rajiv Gandhi's killer seeks mercy killing, petitions Tamil Nadu government


Robert Payas, one of the seven convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi , has in a three-page petition to Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palanisami said that he found no goal in his life. According to the book, The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: The Investigation By DR Kaarthikeyan states that Payas' arrest was imminent right from the time the first lose ends of the case were traced by the investigators. Read More »

End of the Ride: Travis Kalanick Is Done as Uber CEO


Kalanick to step down in a letter delivered to the chief executive while he was in Chicago, said the people with knowledge of the situation. Disney's chief operating officer Tom Staggs is also under consideration. In March, a former Uber engineer published a blog post that brought to light a workplace culture that reportedly fosters sexual harassment, locker-room talk, and gender discrimination. Read More »

Paris police: Champs-Elysees attacker killed, firearms and explosives found in auto

A 31-year-old man on a jihadist watchlist rammed a auto loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees on Monday but inflicted no casualties, in the latest of a string of attacks in Paris , sources said. Police who searched the auto found a Kalashnikov assault rife in the boot, along with knives and rounds of ammunition. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the incident was apparently deliberate. Read More »

May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities'. Having called a snap election in the hope of securing an increased majority to deliver Brexit in a "strong and stable" way, Mrs May acknowledged that the outcome was "not the one I hoped for". Read More »

BSEB Matric 10th Result 2017: Bihar Board Class 10 results announced


Even though the officials have not confirmed any specific timing, it was earlier reported that the results will be declared at around 11 am. Students can check the result by logging on to any one of the official websites. The decision to offer grace marks to students has been taken to improve the pass percentage of Class 10 Bihar board students. Enter your hall ticket number and click on the submit button. Read More »

At least 20 killed as auto bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan


Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. People likely had gathered there to collect salaries ahead of the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Fitr. American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of extra boots on the ground. A center for opium production, Helmand has been been a scene of fierce fighting against the Taliban for years involving British troops, U.S. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions Hires Private Attorney, Pence Expresses Support


As more attention turns toward the investigations into possible connections between President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired a personal lawyer , as confirmed on Tuesday in a statement from the office of Charles "Chuck" Cooper who is representing him , The National Law Journal reported . Read More »

MSU tuitions, financial aid to climb in coming academic year


Meanwhile, tuition for nonresident students will climb by 4 percent, which equals about $50.50 per credit hour for freshman and sophomores and $52 per credit hour for graduate students, the university said. Doing so can help students graduate in a more timely manner and reduce college costs, the university says. Financial aid has been upped by more than $6 million. Read More »

China, US to hold first diplomatic, security dialogue on June 21

Terrorism and competing territorial claims in the South China Sea are also expected to be raised at Wednesday's discussions. Tillerson told a news conference after security talks with China on Wednesday that North Korea is using money laundering, extortion and malicious cyber activity to help fund its weapons programs. Read More »

"La décision de François Bayrou l'honore", salue Corinne Lepage


Le ministre de la Justice François Bayrou a annoncé ce mercredi matin son départ du gouvernement, indiquant qu'il s'en expliquerait dans une conférence de presse à 17 heures. Un autre ministre, Richard Ferrand, un ex-socialiste proche fraîchement réélu député sous la bannière du parti présidentiel En Marche, a lui aussi été poussé vers la sortie après avoir longtemps résisté aux multiples appels à la démission. Read More »

Sen. Portman: Warmbier's Death 'Wake-up Call' on 'Brutal' NKorea

The United States pushed China during high-level security talks on Wednesday to step up diplomatic and economic pressure to rein in the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea, but defense analysts said Washington may have to lower its expectations, due to Beijing's strategic relationship with Pyongyang . Read More »

No autopsy for US student detained by North Korea

Moon, a centre-left politician who was sworn in last month after a landslide election win, favours engagement with the North, rather than the hardline stance taken by his ousted conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye. Over in Congress, lawmakers have also tabled a bipartisan bill to restrict travel to the North, which could gain fresh momentum in the aftermath of Mr. Read More »

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss


She had handled Trump delicately throughout a primary and runoff election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price to take a spot in Trump's cabinet. The lesson for Democrats is that anti-Trumpism is not enough, at least not at this point. A number of Democrats are renewing their calls for Pelosi to step aside, demanding a change to the trio of septuagenarians that have been leading the House Democratic caucus for years. Read More »

Record temperatures expected in broiling US Southwest


Project superintendent Tommy Russell says his company has held weekly safety meetings to prepare for the heat, and he will send his workers home if it hits 120. Las Vegas is also expected to tie its all-time hottest mark of 117 degrees. Kuhlman, who is based in Phoenix , admitted that he woke up at 4 a.m. Read More »

Taliban Release Video of American and Australian Hostages


The 10-minute, 18-second video was posted on Telegram on Wednesday but dated June 16, according to SITE Intelligence Group, offering fresh proof that they were still alive. Both say they are being treated well by the Taliban but that they remain prisoners and appeal to their governments to help set them free. He appeals to U.S. Read More »

French defense minister resigns over scandal


Goulard's statement also clearly sets her apart from Bayrou and Marielle de Sarnez, the secretary of state for European affairs, both of whom are subject to the same investigation and appear to want to hold on to their government positions. Read More »

Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 - but FIVE people found alive


A number of people remain missing with the death toll expected to rise. Cundy said the search and recovery operation was ongoing in the burnt-out 24-story tower. Distressed women were seen hugging after the silence. Residents of the destroyed tower said Ms May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe and that officials failed to give enough information and support to those who lost relatives and their homes. Read More »

ISIS destroys mosque where leader declared caliphate


The ancient minaret known as "Al-Hadba" (Hunchback) lies next to the Nuri mosque and was the most loved and recognisable landmark in Mosul , sometimes referred to as Iraq's Tower of Pisa. A month after IS forces overran Mosul in June 2014, Baghdadi gave a Friday sermon from the pulpit inside the mosque and proclaimed a caliphate - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia, by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph. Read More »