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World Media U.S. pledges RM5 billion in annual aid to Jordan
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An official statement also emphasized Amman's role in helping the USA in the fight against the Islamic State and counter terrorism in general. Despite Trump's repeated threats to cut assistance to such nations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi signed the increased aid package, which represents a 27-percent increase over current levels and is two years longer than the existing one negotiated by the Obama administration.

World Media Iranian President starts maiden India visit on Thursday, expected to strengthen ties
Author: 0 Iranian President starts maiden India visit on Thursday, expected to strengthen ties

Rouhani, who will be reaching Hyderabad directly from Iran on Thursday, will attend various programmes during his two-day stay before proceeding to New Delhi . India and Iran have robust economic and commercial ties covering many sectors though it has traditionally been dominated by Indian import of Iranian crude oil and the country continued to engage with Iran at the time of sanctions.

World Media Bitcoin mining in Iceland could use extra electrical energy than households
Author: 0 Bitcoin mining in Iceland could use extra electrical energy than households

China and South Korea have already banned bitcoin mining due to problems with a lack of control over fraud and money laundering, and in China's case, concern over the amount of power that the activity sucks from the electricity grid. "We are mining on a large scale and getting the gold out to the people". What do you think about the environmental costs of large-scale Bitcoin mining? Alternatives to the current energy-consumption-heavy method of mining have been proposed, like using a ...

World Media Valentine's Day: Moral police harass couples to mark protest
Author: 0 Valentine's Day: Moral police harass couples to mark protest

Chennai: A dog and donkey were married by Bharat Hindu Front cadres to protest Valentine's Day celebration in Chennai. According to the ANI news agency, the activists were arrested by the police. Lyricist Anupam Roy, singers Sahana Bajpaie from London, Imon Chakraborty and Bangladesh's Oyshee were the others who regaled the audience. At a call-in programme on the third anniversary of the Aam Aadmi Party government, Kejriwal said, "Nafrat ka jawab nafrat nahi, nafrat ko pyar aur mohabat se ...

World Media Toddler from Wise killed in NC ambulance crash
Author: 0 Toddler from Wise killed in NC ambulance crash

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, police say Romero was driving on US 52 South in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, when he struck the ambulance. Federal authorities also believe Romero was in the country illegally. He has been released from the jail after posting a $1,000 bond, the sheriff's office said. Court documents give more details about what happened after the crash.

World Media Russian Curlers Win Historic Mixed Doubles Bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 Russian Curlers Win Historic Mixed Doubles Bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics

After the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics , searches for Anatasia Bryzgalova Instagram have surged as spectators clamor to find out more about this Russian beauty. Another view of Bryzgalova's fall. She and her husband won gold at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Karlstad , Sweden . Anastasia took up the sport in 2009 after being attracted by an advertisement for a curling club at an ice sports complex and has a master's degree from the Lesgaft National State ...

World Media Governor Cuomo's favorability has dropped
Author: 0 Governor Cuomo's favorability has dropped

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said he "can't comment" on Cuomo's payroll tax proposal because he hasn't seen the specifics. "The Council also continues to emphasize that, with multi-year, multi-billion (dollar) budget deficits, NY needs to more fully examine its spending practices, especially in major programs such as Medicaid and education, and determine why are our costs are so much higher than other states without the results to match", said ...

World Media Online romance scams costing millions
Author: 0 Online romance scams costing millions

Online romance scams can leave a person with more than heartache. However, online dating, social media and apps have all made it easier for scammers to strike. "Once the fraudsters contact potential victims, they quickly try to move them off the dating sites to more private communications through email and text messages".

World Media Sexual assault claim delays France flight
Author: 0 Sexual assault claim delays France flight

Members of the France rugby union squad are questioned by police as "potential witnesses" in a sexual assault case. A French Rugby Federation statement said: "With their inappropriate behaviour they did not respect their status as worldwide players and the responsibilities that brings".

World Media This Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes Of Cookies Outside Marijuana Shop
Author: 0 This Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes Of Cookies Outside Marijuana Shop

For over 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been selling their well-known cookies. "[I was] so distressed to find out that some people do not have access to Girl Scouts or Girl Scout Cookies". She previously spoke about her cookie-selling tactics in March 2016 on " Live with Kelly and Michael ". According to Garner, she also had to go through 27 hours of "intense" training in order to become a troop leader.

World Media Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Facing Bribery, Fraud Charges
Author: 0 Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Facing Bribery, Fraud Charges

Israeli police have recommended corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over suspicions that he and his family had received expensive gifts from a Hollywood producer and an Australian billionaire. He also acted to promote a law that gives tax exemption for returning Israeli residents who were living overseas for over 10 years, known as the "Milchan Bill", and helped Milchan to promote his investment in the Israeli media.

World Media British frigate to sail through South China Sea in challenge to Beijing
Author: 0 British frigate to sail through South China Sea in challenge to Beijing

The statement was issued after Chinese and Filipino diplomats met in Manila for their second summit on what they have called the "bilateral consultation mechanism in the South China Sea ". Of Beijing's increased efforts at militarising the region, Prof Tsang added: "China's assertiveness over the maritime disputes in South China Sea is part of a more general assertiveness.

World Media Allegiant Announces New Destination out of XNA
Author: 0 Allegiant Announces New Destination out of XNA

Allegiant announced Tuesday it will offer direct flights from Lexington to Destin, Florida. "Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly growing and economically diverse region of this country", said Kelly Johnson, Airport Director. The new flights will bring almost 25,000 additional visitors to the area. One-way fares on the new route start as low as $62. "We encourage our community to take a trip with Allegiant and enjoy some time in the sun!" Additional restrictions may apply.See Allegiant .com ...

World Media Lionel Messi's workload in focus again: Will Barcelona consider this Argentina request?
Author: 0 Lionel Messi's workload in focus again: Will Barcelona consider this Argentina request?

The coach did leave Messi out of the starting line-up for the first time in the league against Espanyol on February 4 but threw the Argentine on as a substitute to help salvage a 1-1 draw. With Barcelona up in the La Liga table and clear 17 points above Real Madrid, President Claudio Tapia has asked the Catalans to rest Messi towards the end of the season though, Barcelona are also depending on Messi to score goals and win matches for them.

World Media Kim Cattrall calls out Sarah Jessica Parker for 'exploiting' brother's death
Author: 0 Kim Cattrall calls out Sarah Jessica Parker for 'exploiting' brother's death

Soon after, The Daily Mail reported that production on the project was just weeks away from commencing before Cattrall's demands put the kibosh on the film . But Cattrall brought it up again with her Instagram post . In early February, Kim announced that her brother Chris had been found dead , and Sarah offered her condolences online and spoke about it while promoting her show Divorce .

World Media BC urges wine drinkers to buy local amid Alberta boycott
Author: 0 BC urges wine drinkers to buy local amid Alberta boycott

Notley said that her government will launch a series of "online tools" Tuesday that will allow Albertans and Canadians across the country voice their displeasure with B.C.'s actions. What happens, for example, if B.C. decides to respond in kind, banning Alberta beef? Alberta has fired the first shot in what is a contentious - and potentially risky - trade war.

World Media Omarosa Is Right: Why President Pence Could Be More Terrifying Than Trump
Author: 0 Omarosa Is Right: Why President Pence Could Be More Terrifying Than Trump

They're intentional and they're going to get worse . "I've met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen". The White House fired off a zinger in responding to a clip from the show released last week, in which Manigault-Newman said that she tried to temper Trump's tweeting but other advisers stopped her.

World Media South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid
Author: 0 South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid

His resignation came just hours after police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family, Indian-born billionaire allies of the president who have been at the center of corruption allegations against Zuma and his circle for years. Early this morning, as the plush suburb of Saxonwold was waking up - gardeners walking dogs, children being taken to school in 4x4s - armed police arrived at the enormous, high-walled, Gupta compound opposite the lion enclosure of Johannesburg Zoo, sealing off a ...

World Media Governor rejects new Pennsylvania voting map
Author: 0 Governor rejects new Pennsylvania voting map

Under terms of a January 22 court order , Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has until Thursday to tell the justices if the General Assembly has produced a map he supports. State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-118, Avoca, took issue with two state lawmakers out of 253 drafting the plan. "There is not any standard in what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said or anywhere in federal government, in any court ever, that says competitiveness is a standard", he said.

World Media Saakashvili to look for legitimate way to return to Ukraine
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Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili told reporters on Tuesday he would not seek asylum in Poland after being expelled from Ukraine. Polish border guards said earlier that Poland had let Saakashvili enter. On February 5, his appeal against that decision was also rejected. In turn, Saakashvili commented on his Facebook page that the Ukrainian criminal case against him was a "complete lie".

World Media Pakistani Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir Dies
Author: 0 Pakistani Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir Dies

A national of Pakistan, Ms Jahangir, was recognised both nationally and internationally for her contribution to human rights and was the recipient of major human rights awards. At the time of her death, Asma Jahangir was also a member of Amnesty International's Regional Advisory Group for the Asia-Pacific region. A part from visiting the Sabarmati Ashram and the Sarkhej Roza, she had called on Narendra Modi as the then Chief Minister and even accepted a token gift from him - actions that drew ...

World Media Woman crawls into x-ray machine to protect her handbag
Author: 0 Woman crawls into x-ray machine to protect her handbag

According to NDTV , the woman actually got on to the conveyor belt with her bag and made her way out from the other side (with her bag of course). The weird incident occurred on February 11 at a train station in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong Province, according to Pear Video .

World Media Kim Jong Un keen to boost dialogue with South Korea
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un keen to boost dialogue with South Korea

CNN called Kim Yo Jong's entry in South Korean President Moon Jae-in's guestbook during the 2018 Winter Games a "warm message", but it may have instead been a threat to destroy South Korea . But the prospect could sow division between the dovish leader, who has long argued for engagement with the nuclear-armed North to bring it to the negotiating table, and U.S.

World Media ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Alive But Wounded in Syria
Author: 0 ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Alive But Wounded in Syria

The assessment seems to have been based on reports from IS detainees and refugees in Syria, although it is not clear who carried out the airstrike in question. Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, is thought to be communicating with the group's followers via voice messages sent over encrypted app services.

World Media Tamil Nadu Assembly unveils portrait of former CM Jayalalithaa's
Author: 0 Tamil Nadu Assembly unveils portrait of former CM Jayalalithaa's

The Opposition DMK and Congress boycotted the event with the former moving to the Madras High Court for the removal of the portrait of a leader, who was involved in "corruption". The Tamil Nadu government, meanwhile, defended its move to unveil Jayalalithaa's portrait, highlighting her "landmark" initiatives, including specific steps for women's empowerment.

World Media Abbas meets Putin in Moscow to discuss USA mediation role
Author: 0 Abbas meets Putin in Moscow to discuss USA mediation role

The White House also said the two leaders discussed North Korea's nuclear program, a topic not mentioned in the Kremlin's statement about the call. The trend has always been that no matter how pro-Israel American presidential candidates sound during the election campaign, after entering the White House they always end up blaming Israel for the lack of peace.

World Media Trump defends decision to keep
Author: 0 Trump defends decision to keep "political and long" Democratic memo under wraps

SHAPIRO: White House counsel Don McGahn says the president is inclined to declassify this memo but unable to do so. The Democratic memo from Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was written in response to the GOP memo , which accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of surveillance abuses against Trump campaign aide Carter Page .

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