Democratic rivals pummel Bloomberg at start of Nevada debate
Suspects in abduction, murder of 7-year-old Mexican girl detained
Mexican authorities arrested a couple believed to have kidnapped, tortured and murdered a seven year-old girl on Wednesday, days after the discovery of the victim's body sparked protests in the violence-wracked country. The suspects "were detained in a town in the State of Mexico," Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum tweeted, without giving more detail. Prosecutors on Tuesday released pictures of the two suspects -- identified as Giovana and Mario Alberto "N" -- after searching a house near the victim's home.
Pope tenderly kissed on forehead by man in front-row seat
Well-wishers at Pope Francis' weekly audience have thrust soccer T-shirts, flowers and many a wailing baby into his arms. On Wednesday, Francis seemed to thoroughly enjoy a surprise expression of affection: a long, tender kiss planted on his forehead by a man in one of the front-row seats reserved for ailing or disabled people at the end of his audience. Francis appeared to be smiling when the man, who stood up when the pontiff approached to greet him and others in the front row, pulled the pope's head toward him and gave a kiss lasting several seconds, pressing his nose against Francis' forehead in the process.
Hate crimes go unchecked at Syracuse University, students say
China kicked out 3 Wall Street Journal reporters after it published an op-ed using a term that invokes the biggest humiliation in Chinese history
Mike Lee Slams Equal Rights Amendment as Part of â€˜Radical Pro-Abortion Agendaâ€™
Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) on Wednesday criticized the Equal Rights Amendment during a town hall appearance in Salt Lake City, Utah.Lee said he disagreed with the amendment and even with its name, which is euphemism designed to conceal the amendment's actual implications."By passing this amendment, we would be upending decades of legal precedent that makes these things clear, putting into their place uncertainty and putting into their place a radical pro-abortion agenda with which I passionately disagree with," Lee told the audience. Republicans contend the amendment would be used as a constitutional protection for legalized abortion at any stage.On February 13, the House passed a resolution scrapping the deadline for passage of the amendment, which expired almost 40 years ago. Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment in January.The Justice Department has opposed the amendment's adoption, emphasizing the expiry date and arguing that any states that signed on after that date are not valid signatories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also voiced her opposition to enacting the amendment by repealing the deadline."Thereâ€™s too much controversy about latecomers â€” Virginia [approved it] long after the deadline passed,"Â Ginsburg said at a February 10 event at Georgetown University. However, the justice said she would like to see the amendment passed if the state ratification process could be started from the beginning.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asserted the amendment would not affect abortion rights, while pro-abortion organizations such as the National Organization for Women and NARAL Pro-Choice America have stated the amendment may give courts the support needed to roll back pro-life legislation.
Russia Hates This: Why the Astute-Class Submarine Is the Pride of the Royal Navy
Two women drown after car rolls off ferry from Miamiâ€™s exclusive Fisher Island
Two women died after the car they were in rolled off a ferry and sank between Miami Beach, Florida, and the exclusive enclave of Fisher Island.It is unclear how the blue 2019 Mercedes-Benz came to fall from the ferry at approximately 5pm on Tuesday.
'Gun Girl' Kaitlin Bennett's appearance on Ohio University campus sparks protests
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Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban over fears of potential civil war
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.
China: Covid-19 Not as Deadly as Other Coronaviruses
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - China has published new data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, which show the disease is not as deadly as previous coronaviruses including SARS and MERS. The Wo
Olympics dream soar high as 64 Indian athletes attain qualification
New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): As many as 64 athletes, who have already qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will show their grit, determination, and confidence to realise India's long-cherished dream
Equities remain range-bound, Cipla falls by 2.4 pc
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices closed 0.37 per cent lower on Thursday as concerns over the impact of coronavirus on economic growth kept investors across the glob
Biggar boost for Wales against France
Cardiff - Dan Biggar will start for Wales against France in the Six Nations on Saturday after recovering from a third head injury of this season.<
MotoGP world champ Marquez extends Honda contract
Paris - MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda until the end of 2024, the Japanese team announced on Thursday.
"Honda Racing Corporation are
China sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die
China reported a big drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, fuelling hopes the epidemic is nearing its peak, but Japan faced a growing crisis as two passengers from a quarantined cruise ship di
Flo: Springbok homecoming 'blew my mind'
Cape Town - Francois Louw couldn't have written the script to his Test career any better, retiring from international rugby just days after the Springboks lifted t
Du Toit backs Schoenmaker, Team SA's 2020 Olympic chances
Cape Town - South African Olympic and Paralympic hero Natalie du Toit has backed the country's medal chances ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Du Toit was th
Google now selling Titan security keys in Europe too
PanARMENIAN.Net - Google's Titan security keys are now available in more regions. The company started selling them in the US a month after they were launched, and while it eventual
China Reports Fewest New Cases of Coronavirus Patients Since January
China is reporting its biggest drop in new cases of the new coronavirus that has killed more than 2,000 people on the mainland since the outbreak began more than two months ago.
Equity indices in narrow range, IndusInd Bank gains by 4.7 pc
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): A day after clocking gains of over 1 per cent, equity benchmark indices fell flat during early hours on Thursday with all sectoral parameters moving in a na
Holden was never really Australian
In the wave of nostalgia about the death of the Holden brand in Australia, something important has bee
Japan Timeline and Information
910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.
1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.
1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.
1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan
1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.
1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan
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