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Worldwide On Saudi Arabia's military shake-up
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The Saudi-led blockade on rebel-held ports and airports is widely acknowledged to have contributed to the world's worst humanitarian disaster, with 22 million people now dependent on aid and eight million on the brink of starvation. The Saudi authorities haven't commented on the decision yet. Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah was appointed the deputy minister of labor and social development, a rare senior government post for a woman in the conservative kingdom.

Worldwide Davis Cup to be transformed into a 1-week World Cup
Author: 0 Davis Cup to be transformed into a 1-week World Cup

Haggerty, voted in as ITF president in 2015, has been receptive to change and has made transforming the flagging fortunes of the Davis Cup and maximising its financial potential his priority. Those two players have yet to comment publicly on the plans, but second-ranked Rafael Nadal has been quoted by Spanish newspaper Marca as saying: "It's a good initiative and it could work".

Worldwide Net neutrality rules to end April 23 under FCC order
Author: 0 Net neutrality rules to end April 23 under FCC order

Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, the proposed resolution has the support of 150 Democrats , but no Republicans. The FCC's Republican majority passed its misleadingly named order in mid-December , overturning earlier FCC rules that prevented internet service providers from blocking or throttling online content or creating "fast lanes" for companies willing to pay more for better service for their users.

Worldwide HUD spent $31000 on a dining set for Ben Carson's office
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He set a deadline of March 14 for the documents to be handed over to the committee. Foster also says that she was told that $5,000 wasn't enough to buy a "decent chair". "I had a bucket in my vehicle because I would throw up on the way to work and on the way home from work every day, just out of anxiety", Foster said.

Worldwide Father of Parkland survivor admits to altering CNN email exchange
Author: 0 Father of Parkland survivor admits to altering CNN email exchange

Colton Haab is a Stoneman Douglas High School student. The theory, initially promoted by fringe right-wing blogs and pundits who claimed CNN barred him from the event because's "pro-gun", was soon after picked up by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who interviewed the younger Haab as he described how CNN tried to write his questions for him before he declined to take part in the town hall .

Worldwide It's True: Stacey Dash Is Running For Congress In California
Author: 0 It's True: Stacey Dash Is Running For Congress In California

Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.). She's hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent Nanette Barragán to represent Compton, Watts, San Pedro, and North Long Beach in the U.S. Based on the feedback she received and other factors, she has now made it official. Since then, she's been remembered as the woman who suggested BET and Black History Month no longer be celebrated.

Worldwide North Korea sold chemical weapon supplies to Syria
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The JIM's report alleged that there was sarin nerve gas used in the attack and that it was drawn from stockpiles that the Syrian government , which had been destroyed as part of a 2013 deal with the United States and Russian Federation - a process the OPCW itself signed off on as having been completed that November.

Worldwide Texas officials reject election breach; Democrats aren't so sure
Author: 0 Texas officials reject election breach; Democrats aren't so sure

Authorities in the states affected - Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin - told NBC that U.S. intelligence officials informed them about the attacks but didn't say Russian Federation was behind them. "Wisconsin voters should be confident that we're protecting our systems, the voter registration system, the poll list as well as the voting equipment and the election results", Haas said.

Worldwide President Donald Trump Is Reportedly Hurting North America's 2026 World Cup Bid
Author: 0 President Donald Trump Is Reportedly Hurting North America's 2026 World Cup Bid

The new process of selecting a location to host the World Cup tournament allows each federation a vote that will be made public, meaning blocs of countries - such as those in Africa - could likely vote together, according to ESPN . Sunil Gulati, the ex-president of U.S. Soccer and head of the joint bid for 2026, would not give ESPN specific examples in which Trump impacted the discussions.

Worldwide SC basketball: Observations and analysis from overtime win against LSU
Author: 0 SC basketball: Observations and analysis from overtime win against LSU

The Tigers (16-13, 7-10 SEC) had two shots blocked, two turnovers and missed two free throws, a 3-pointer and a layup in their opening seven possessions of overtime. SC managed to build the lead back to six points with 3:07 to play and led by four with 41 seconds remaining before Duop Reath connected on one of two free throws with 19 seconds left.

Worldwide Train Collision Leaves 10 Dead In Egypt
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Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has ordered Transport Minister Hesham Arafat to visit the site of the accident and take action as soon as the cause is ascertained, a cabinet statement said, according to Al Jazeera . That was the deadliest train crash in Egypt since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus that killed 27 people south of Cairo. Two months later, at least 19 people died in a train derailment south of Cairo.

Worldwide Doe-eyed superhero picked as Tokyo 2020 mascot
Author: 0 Doe-eyed superhero picked as Tokyo 2020 mascot

It has strong sense of justice, and is very athletic. "(These designs) embody tradition, the future, cuteness and sophistication, and I believe that they represent today's Japan perfectly", said Yoshiko Ikoma, deputy head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot selection panel.

Worldwide Paul Manafort pleads not guilty, gets September trial date
Author: 0 Paul Manafort pleads not guilty, gets September trial date

Anyone hoping that the additional screws being put on Manafort would change his tune is out of luck, though, as Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the new set of charges in the U.S. Jackson said she could "understand the impulse to not let that go by" without an assertion of innocence, but added that Manafort's actions were "contrary to the order".

Worldwide Iran: Vetoed resolution another failure for US
Author: 0 Iran: Vetoed resolution another failure for US

In the press release, Haley stated, "If Russia is going to use its veto to block action against Iran's unsafe and destabilizing conduct, then the United States and our partners will need to take actions against Iran that the Russians can not block".

Worldwide Saudi Women Can Now Join Military
Author: 0 Saudi Women Can Now Join Military

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has claimed the country's notorious anti-corruption drive is the "shock therapy" for rampant corruption and will benefit the kingdom's coffers. Royal decrees are issued in 2017 allowing women to attend events in sports stadiums for the first time and to drive from June 2018. But analysts say this is part of wider reforms, which include rapid changes in economic and social policy as well as increased military engagements overseas.

Worldwide Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya passes away, PM Modi condoles seer's demise
Author: 0 Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya passes away, PM Modi condoles seer's demise

Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya passes away at 82 who was admitted to a hospital near Kamakshi Amman temple in Kanchipuram , breathed his last on 28th during early morning hours due to breathing problems. However, almost forty years after being chosen as a successor, Jayendra Saraswathi succeeded Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi in 1994. After 17 days, he had his homecoming, and was welcomed by thousands of devotees.

Worldwide Jared Kushner has White House security downgraded, is blocked from secret briefings
Author: 0 Jared Kushner has White House security downgraded, is blocked from secret briefings

Because he had an interim clearance, Kushner was not supposed to be able to see the president's daily intelligence briefing or have access to other top-secret program information, one administration official said. President Trump's son-in-law and unpaid adviser has had his security clearance downgraded, according to a report Tuesday. Last week, President Trump said Kelly would make the decision about his son-in-law's security clearance.

Worldwide Viewpoint - Congress, fix DACA before time runs out
Author: 0 Viewpoint - Congress, fix DACA before time runs out

Last week, while the justices were considering the matter, a second district judge in NY handed down another order blocking the administration from winding down the DACA program. -Mexico border. California attorney general Xavier Becerra says his office is looking forward to " explaining to the 9th Circuit Court that DACA is fully legal".

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