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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed North Korea's Kim

Releasing a preliminary toxicology report on Kim Jong Nam's murder at a Kuala Lumpur airport, police said the poison used by the assassins was the odourless, tasteless and highly toxic nerve agent VX. Dr. Bruce Goldberger, a leading toxicologist who heads the forensic medicine division at the University of Florida, said even a tiny amount of VX nerve agent can be fatal. Read More »

Some DAPL protesters say they won't be leaving camp


Morton County sheriff's deputies can arrest people who won't leave. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month after the Army gave it permission to lay pipe under a reservoir on the Missouri River. Read More »

Funeral held for man allegedly stabbed by landlord

The 51-year-old landlord, identified as Taha Mahran , was arrested. "[The landlord] was very stressed about not getting any rent and I guess he lost it". Mahran, a New York City Transit station manager, had no previous criminal history. The victim moved from Bangladesh over a decade ago and started his own real estate brokerage and was active in the community politically - though recently he had fallen on hard times. Read More »

IS extremists killed in Syria

Most of the victims were civilians. Most of the victims were believed to be men, women and children seeking permits to return to their homes in al-Bab and the surrounding area, which is gradually being freed from more than three years of Isis control. Read More »

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital


To combat xenophobia, police and the government need to publicly acknowledge that ongoing attacks on foreign nationals and their property are xenophobic and then take decisive action. " South African authorities have largely failed to address the outbreak of xenophobic crimes that has been seen in the country since at least 2008 and bring those responsible to justice". Read More »

JC Penney to close up to 140 stores


J.C. Penney said it will identify the stores that will be closing in the middle of March once it has notified affected employees. According to the J.C. J.C. Penney Company will sell its Buena Park, California supply chain facility and shutter its Lakeland, Florida distribution center. Ellison plans to work on improving sales in stores and online . Read More »

EU Renews Sanctions on Mugabe as Zimbabwe President Turns 93

In an interview marking his birthday that was shown late Monday on state broadcaster ZBC, Mugabe noted that his wife's remarks were shown on television. In the interview with state media, Mugabe also described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense. Read More »

Kansas shooting: Alok's kin glad he survived

The attacker, identified as Adam Purinton, mistook the Indians for "Middle Easterners" and reportedly yelled "get out of my country". Kuchibhotla was the kind of job candidate that every hiring manager wanted on his team, Rod Larson, his first boss at Garmin told the local Kansas City Star . Read More »

Commodities Are Mixed, Crude Oil Surges amid Inventory Data


West Texas Intermediate for April delivery was at US$53.99 a barrel, down 46 cents, on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 12.43pm in London. For nearly three years the world has been awash with billions of barrels of unwanted oil, after the explosion in US shale production and OPEC's strategy of producing as much crude as possible to drive out less profitable rivals. Read More »

Westside Jacksonville man says his dog shot his girlfriend


A Westside man claims a dog shot his sleeping girlfriend in the leg Tuesday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. She told JSO that she didn't know how it happened. It might sound like an extreme version of "my dog ate my homework" but that's what 25-year-old Brian Murphy says happened. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. Read More »

Bashar al-Assad: US says Syria talks remain focused on 'political transition'

During three previous rounds of talks in Geneva past year, the two sides never sat down at the same table, instead leaving de Mistura to shuttle between them. "In the afternoon I plan to have the first opportunity to give and express my welcome to them, hopefully also in the presence of the global support group", Staffan de Mistura told press here. Read More »

Passengers Cheer As Racist Man Is Kicked Off Flight

In the footage, the man, who spoke with a Southern accent, can be heard saying he wanted "all the illegals to get out". The crowd began to cheer as the man and his companion gathered their things and proceeded toward the exit of the plane. Read More »

Tillerson endures 'tough trip' to Mexico as Trump stokes 'bad dudes' rhetoric


Trump has outraged the United States' southern neighbor by vowing to build a wall along the border to keep out migrants from Latin America, whom he branded rapists and criminals during his presidential campaign. The U.S. officials met with Osorio Chong, Finance Secretary José Antonio Meade and Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray , who conceded that while there are differences between the two nations both will work together on behalf of their citizens. Read More »

FlyBe plane crash lands on the runway at Amsterdam airport


The right landing gear of the Flybe plane, which had 59 people on board, failed during landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Nobody is believed to have been injured in the crash and passengers were taken into the terminal by bus. No passengers were hurt and they were taken to the airport terminal following the incident. "Our cabin crew are also fully trained to deal with these situations professionally". Read More »

After 11 years, arrest made in Tara Grinstead case

Grinstead went missing on October 22, 2005, from her Ocilla home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will hold a news conference at 3 Ocilla Thursday to give an update on the investigation. After she attended an annual beauty pageant and didn't show up to school the next day neighbors knew something was wrong. The GBI said it recently received a tip that led agents to conduct several interviews of people who had not been previously interviewed. Read More »

Turkish military says 56 Islamic State militants killed in Syria

Al-Bab is a strategic town on a supply route from Daesh's de facto capital in Syria, Raqqa. Field commanders from two other rebel factions in the town confirmed the news to AFP. He said Turkey's persistence on the matter continued. Then Turkey has said it has Raqqa in its sights, with Defence Minister Fikri Isik saying Ankara is prepared to join an global coalition to take the Daesh fiefdom but only if the Kurdish militia are not involved. Read More »

Mnuchin Committed To Significant Tax Reform By August Recess

USA equities have risen to record highs in recent weeks on hopes tax reform and other Trump administration policies would boost growth, but investors have started to become impatient for details. He would not say when any tax cuts would take effect or whether they could be retroactive. That is hard to do, especially when the administration and the Congressional Budget Office are using different methods to forecast growth. Read More »

Is Jimmy Kimmel Planning to Roast Donald Trump at the Oscars?


Kimmel, who hosts his own show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It's possible that will be it. My wife's pregnant. At a certain point, I'd like to have a little more free time. Moreover, he would also like to write a book soon. 'Doing the show every day doesn't leave time for that'. This Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony is quickly approaching, and to promote the festivities Jimmy Kimmel took part in an interview with Variety . Read More »

Mexican man takes own life 30 minutes after being deported from US

His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US. Pictured, illegal Mexican immigrant, Guadalupe Olivas Valencia . Two memorandums from DHS on Tuesday said the U.S. government would start an expedited deportation of immigrants captured at USA borders, allowing for far more deportations than those that were in place during the Obama administration. Read More »

Hong Kong Jails Ex-Leader for Misconduct

The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. Tsang will file an appeal on his misconduct case. He rejected the defence's plea for a suspended sentence and ordered a retrial for September over Tsang's bribery charge. Read More »

Islamic State bombings kill 2 in eastern Mosul

Iraqi paramilitary federal police and interior ministry units are advancing from the south of Mosul with the initial aim of seizing the city airport. The health of many residents had been worsening for months under the rule of the so-called "Caliphate", which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed in a mosque near the same hospital nearly three years ago. Read More »

French Far-Right Chief says Assad Solution to Syria Crisis

Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from the Beirut, said that critics accused Le Pen, whose party takes an anti-immigrant stance, of staging the incident as a kind of stunt. There are thousands of French citizens residing in Lebanon. Lebanon, a former French protectorate, shares a large border with Syria, and has taken in some 1.2 million Syrian refugees - the equivalent of one-fourth of its own population. Read More »

Riots erupt in Swedish suburb days after Trump comments


The frenzy lasted about four hours. When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. However, it appears he may have caught filmmaker Ami Horowitz's appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", during which a clip from a documentary that purports to show refugees carrying out acts of violence in Sweden. Read More »

Vail to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50M


If the sale goes through, Stowe will become Vail's first property on the East Coast. The firm acquired Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia a year ago. When's the last time you saw something go down in price in Stowe? Skier visits plummeted. Across the Northeast, skier visits fell 28 percent while visits to Colorado reached a record 13 million. Read More »

'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across US


For many activists, including Ms. Markowitz, the " Not My President's Day " event was not their first, second or even third anti-Trump protest . One of the protesters, retired psychotherapist Rima Strauss, wore a denim jacket with a button that read "Not my president" and another one showing a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin holding a baby Trump in diapers. Read More »

Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia

Addressing the Munich conference, the Saudi and Israeli ministers, Adel al-Jubeir and Avigdor Lieberman, claimed Iran is a supporter of "terrorism" and constitutes the "main threat" to the region. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited Washington and said there were now "broader conditions for broad peace in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab countries". Read More »

Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down


Mr Mugabe also added that he was ready to work with Mr Trump and that he hoped the 45th president would restore good relations between the U.S. and Zimbabwe. Mugabe has avoided naming a successor, and his party is divided between factions hoping to succeed him. Grace, 51, who has a reputation for extravagance and fierce verbal attacks on rivals, has also said she would use a wheelchair to transport him to election rallies if needed. Read More »