Putin retains grip on power, exit poll shows

He won 53% of the vote in the 2000 presidential election, 71% in 2004 and 64% in 2012. A low turnout would diminish Mr Putin's authority within the ruling elite, which is founded in large part on his ability to mobilise the public behind him. More..

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Duke, Georgia women take rich NCAA histories into 2nd round
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Duke, Georgia women take rich NCAA histories into 2nd round

Rhode Island doesn't shoot well enough to limit themselves to one attempt per possession and they don't have a strong enough defense to completely lock up the Blue Devils . They play a fun, upbeat style. ...More..

'Bypoll defeat not a referendum on BJP's policies, programmes'
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

'Bypoll defeat not a referendum on BJP's policies, programmes'

On being asked if he thinks it would be all political parties versus BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he said , "BJP vs All political parties formula was also tried during the 2014 elections when PM Narend...More..

Karnataka govt gives nod to recommend Lingayat community as separate religion
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Karnataka govt gives nod to recommend Lingayat community as separate religion

Members of Lingayat community though said it was a result of their dedicated fight. They said that they welcome the decision of chief minister Siddaramaiah for recognizing Lingayats as an independent religion...More..

Putin wins election (but there's only ever one result in Russia)
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Putin wins election (but there's only ever one result in Russia)

The strongman looks set to become one of modern Russia's longest-ever rulers after securing a fourth presidential term in a poll in which he main opponent was barred from running. In 2030, the next time Putin i...More..

Defamation scare: Kejriwal on apology spree, now says sorry to Gadkari
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Defamation scare: Kejriwal on apology spree, now says sorry to Gadkari

On March 15, political mills went into overdrive when Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that the Punjab politician was involved in drugs ...More..

Vladimir Putin's landslide re-election: Leaders react and look forward
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin's landslide re-election: Leaders react and look forward

Russia's Vladimir Putin secured another six years in power after a record election win, but global leaders were slow to congratulate him Monday amid a new spike in tensions, as opponents accused him of vote r...More..

Indian Diplomat Harassed by Bike-borne Men in Islamabad
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Indian Diplomat Harassed by Bike-borne Men in Islamabad

Diplomatic sources mentioned that Pakistan has scheduled the WTO ministerial meeting to be held here from March 19-20. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry claimed that the staff and their families have been facin...More..

Rand Paul threatens filibuster on State Department, CIA nominees
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rand Paul threatens filibuster on State Department, CIA nominees

All of them praised her. All avoided using the T-word. "The Enhanced Interrogation Program saved lives, prevented attacks, & produced intel that led to Osama bin Laden", she tweeted. All senators should close...More..

John Oliver fans vandalize Amazon reviews of Pence family book
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

John Oliver fans vandalize Amazon reviews of Pence family book

While Pence has stated he does not support it, Oliver argues that defense is "complete horseshit" due to his support for those who do-mainly his mentor James Dobson of Focus on the Family . "Now, there are a f...More..

Kashmir: Geelani resigns as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kashmir: Geelani resigns as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat

After 17 years, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been replaced by Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai as the interim chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), an important constituent of Geelani-led faction of Hurriyat Conference (G...More..

Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map

First, a panel of three federal judges in Harrisburg issued an order refusing to stop the map from going into effect. "For Democrats, it means a likely pickup of additional 4-5 seats", said Marc Elias, a ...More..

$456.7 Million Powerball Jackpot won in Pennsylvania
by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

$456.7 Million Powerball Jackpot won in Pennsylvania

The cash value would be just about $274 million. Channel 11 reached out to lottery officials, though they have not said where in the state the winning ticket was sold. The location where the winning ticket wa...More..

by | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ice warning for Shropshire as snow melts and cold weather continues

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice from 7pm on Monday, March 19 to 9am on Tuesday , March 20 for Wokingham , Bracknell and Reading , Berkshire . Ms Mitchell said rural spots co...More..

Israel Arrests French Citizen over Alleged Weapons Smuggling
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Israel Arrests French Citizen over Alleged Weapons Smuggling

Kolman, 32, was a father of four from Kokhav Hashahar settlement. Kolman was initially identified as a security guard in the Old City. Officers shot and killed the assailant at the scene. Once common in the O...More..

Assam: Thousands of Ola, Uber drivers 'go offline'
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Assam: Thousands of Ola, Uber drivers 'go offline'

Reportedly, Ola and Uber had earlier given big assurances to them but they are unable to cover their costs. The Ola and Uber driver announced the strike on March 16 against low payments as the Ola and Ube...More..

Osaka cruises past Kasatkina to claim maiden title — WTA Indian Wells
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Osaka cruises past Kasatkina to claim maiden title — WTA Indian Wells

The errors would ultimately prove costly for Kasatkina, bringing up Osaka's first championship point. Mar 18, 2018; Indian Wells , CA, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) with the championship trophy after she defeate...More..

This Afternoon & Evening: Severe Weather Potential
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

This Afternoon & Evening: Severe Weather Potential

The siren indicates a tornado or severe weather is possible in the immediate Orleans area. Most of Mississippi will be at risk for seeing severe storms Sunday and Monday, according to the Mississippi Emergen...More..

Wildfires destroy dozens of homes, force hundreds to flee in Australia
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Wildfires destroy dozens of homes, force hundreds to flee in Australia

If you're anxious about family in the Tathra area, call the Public Information Inquiry Centre on 1800 227 228. Fires claimed at least 18 homes in the state's south-west, but Premier Daniel Andrews was eager t...More..

Trump's lawyer says Stormy Daniels violated confidentiality agreement 20 times
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Trump's lawyer says Stormy Daniels violated confidentiality agreement 20 times

Stormy Daniels , the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump was ordered to stay silent, her lawyer has claimed. Clifford says she "began an intimate relationship with Mr. Wiehl asked. She pr...More..

U.S. once again tells Pakistan to
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

U.S. once again tells Pakistan to "do more" against terrorists

Political commentators view the Pence-Abbasi meeting as a continuation of their talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY past year. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mic...More..

Sitharaman launches a sarcastic attack on Rahul's Kaurav remark
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Sitharaman launches a sarcastic attack on Rahul's Kaurav remark

The Nepali Congress , which was defeated in last year's general election, was represented by a large delegation led by former envoy of Kathmandu to Delhi, Deep Kumar Upadhyay. The other refused to answer the q...More..

School bomb threat is a hoax
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

School bomb threat is a hoax

Nationally, more than 400 schools and colleges received emails claiming that a device had been planted and demanding cash. Police have also received a number of reports of threats made to schools across the c...More..

9-year-old boy shoots sister in fight over video game controller
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

9-year-old boy shoots sister in fight over video game controller

The boy then opened fire, striking his sister in the back of the head. She was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but didn't survive. Saturday. "I do know it's a tragedy". M...More..

No. 11 Syracuse beats No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

No. 11 Syracuse beats No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53

The sophomore star, who turned down a chance to go pro a year ago, was held scoreless for much of the first half and finished with 11 points on 4 of 18 shooting, making just 3 of 12 shots. "It's one of those sh...More..

Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected as Russian president - preliminary results
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected as Russian president - preliminary results

Mr Putin's victory will extend his time in office until 2024, when he will be 71 and Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. The election came amid escalating tensions with the West, with r...More..

Two Injured in Austin Explosion as SXSW Comes to a Close
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Two Injured in Austin Explosion as SXSW Comes to a Close

Interim Police Chief Bryan Manley announced the reward boost Sunday as authorities pleaded for help. Authorities are working under the belief that the latest incident is connected to the previous three explos...More..

Opposition, NGO cry fraud in Russian polls
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Opposition, NGO cry fraud in Russian polls

Authorities, however, are seeking a high turnout to add greater legitimacy to a new term for Putin, who is already Russia's second-longest serving leader since Joseph Stalin. The President, speaking from a st...More..

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows

The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that the British diplomats would be "declared persona non grata", adding that it "reserves the right to introduce other retaliatory measures in case of furth...More..

Putin declares victory in presidential race
by | Monday, March 19, 2018

Putin declares victory in presidential race

Voter turnout was 67.5%. "We would call this the "shuttle-bus election", Ivan Zhdanov, a Navalny aide, told a media briefing. Results for all other candidates, including former reality TV host Ksenia Sobchak...More..