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Later blooming period predicted for cherry blossoms

Originally, the NPS predicted that the Yoshino Cherry blossoms will bloom between March 14 to March 17, which would have set the record for the earliest bloom d...


French ambassador to Japan says won't serve far-right leader Le Pen

Macron is expected to win 26 per cent of the vote during the first round of voting on April 23, while Le Pen is due to follow closely behind on 25 per cent. Sim...


Harvard Law will accept GRE as entrance exam

Minow said in a press release. The LSAT doesn't just have a reputation for being hard: Like the SAT, the exam also comes with an elite tinge, its intellectual q...


Scotland is divided right down the middle on independence

Asked whether she was ruling out autumn 2018, the first minister added: "I'm not ruling anything out, no". Only 17% of respondents thought an independent Sc...


Two Malaysian UN staff have left North Korea

Malaysia and North Korea decades of good relationship suffered a setback following the murder of Kim Chol a.k.a Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Air...


House intelligence chief says media take Donald Trump tweets too literally

Yet that's exactly what President Donald Trump has done. Keeping a low profile in post-presidency, Mr. Obama had decided he wouldn't respond to every intemper...


6 days later, no more clarity from Trump on wiretapping claims

The House Intelligence Committee will hold its first public hearing in its contentious investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on March 20,...


Faizon Love Out Here Fightin' Folks, Arrested For Assault!

As Gaines attempted to get up, Love pushed him back down. Police said there were witnesses to the assault and the entire incident was caught on airport CCTV c...


Chicago woman kills boyfriend by forcing him to drink bleach

The medical examiner's office says an autopsy Tuesday showed the cause of death was complications from 'forcible administration of a caustic substance'. Hebron ...


Nation becomes 'first in the world' to make equal pay mandatory

Similar schemes have been tried out in Switzerland, and in the USA state of Minnesota , but Iceland is believed to be the first to make it a mandatory requ...


Alshon Jeffery signs with Eagles on 1-year, $14 million deal

Clearly the Eagles felt the need to upgrade their pass-catching options for Wentz and have done that. The Eagles signed wide receiver Torrey Smith to a thre...


Donald Trump's Travel Ban Could Doom Potential US World Cup Bid

Infantino avoided directly criticizing Trump, saying that the president is "in charge, together with his government, to take decisions that are best for his cou...


Duchess of Cambridge reveals Princess Charlotte rules the Cambridge household

While her official role is to assist the Duchess with her public appearances, making sure engagements run smoothly and that she has everything she needs to hand...


UP Polls Phase 7: All roads lead to Varanasi

The previous elections (2002, 2007 and 2012) relegated the two national parties, but the success of the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections brought the party ba...


Uphaar fire tragedy: Gopal Ansal to surrender on 20 March, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to extend the deadline for the surrender of real estate baron Gopal Ansal. However, the bench granted him a week more t...


Curtains on a long, close, caustic election in Uttar Pradesh

Finally, with many analysts predicting a hung assembly, 92 per cent of the respondents want SP and BSP to bury their differences and form a mega alliance to pre...


Second Tennessee chicken farm tests positive for bird flu

In Lincoln County, all 73,500 birds there were killed by the disease or suffocated with foam to prevent its spread. A state release noted that neither LPAI or...


India expresses concern over terrorist movement along LoC

In an interview to TOI in January, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had warned Pakistan that it should stop actively aiding cross-border infiltration and terroris...


Assemanand, 5 others acquitted in Ajmer shrine blast

The court pronounced Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Kumar Gupta, and late Sunil Joshi guilty in the October 11, 2007 blast in the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at...


David Friedman Approved as US Amb to Israel by Senate Comm

The vote was largely along party lines, a contrast with strong bipartisan support for past ambassadors to Israel. Cardin (Md.), the Senate Foreign Relations C...


2 militants, civilian killed in Kashmir gunfight

He added that the duo also had a hand in the recent bank robberies and weapon-snatching incidents in south and central Kashmir. They reportedly opened fired and...


CBSE Class 10, 12 board exam to begin

The number of students registering for class X exams is likely to go further up from the next session as the CBSE has decided to make the board exams mandatory ...


After Rajya Sabha, now Lok Sabha passes Maternity Bill

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks at present. "Not only does this provision overlook the rigorous ...


China says Dalai Lama a 'deceptive actor' after brain comments

Oliver even playfully asked the Dalai Lama that he does not appear like a bad wolf. "Now it seems that he is also an "actor" whose performance can be rather dec...


Florida lawyer's trousers catch fire in court

He blamed the fire on a faulty e-cigarette in his pocket and made it clear that it wasn't due to some theatrical courtroom demonstration gone bad. The lawyer ...


Moral policing rocks Kerala House

Congress leader Hibi Eden later boycotted the assembly proceedings for the day to protest Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's controversial statement linking the ...


Russia Denies US Claims of Violating Arms Treaty

Russian Federation is committed to all its global obligations, including under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Pesk...


Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on U.S. hate crimes, asks Congress

They demanded that the government reveal how it planned to address the issue. He said a statement will be made in Parliament next week. Inside the Lok Sabha, ...


Over 50% voting in UP's final phase (Evening Lead)

Polling in this phase included the three Naxal-affected districts namely Mirzapur, Chandauli and Sonebhadra where tight security had been ensured. Poll percenta...


US Ambassador to United Nations says all options on table with North Korea

North Korea's official media has reported that the launch was a drill simulating a strike on USA military bases in Japan. Today (Wednesday), US Ambassador to ...


Flynn earned $530K for lobbying while advising Trump campaign

According to an Associated Pres report , some of the lobbying work may have aided the Turkish government. After Flynn's firm's work on behalf of a Turkish c...


CERAWeek: Shell's exit from Canada oil sands part of 'reshaping' company: CEO

Royal Dutch Shell says it would receive US$7.25 billion in net considerations from Canadian Natural, after paying US$1.25 billion for Marathon's 20 per cent int...


UCA Student Juggles to Prove Sobriety to Police

It was captured on an officer's body camera and on police cruise video. He told police he was driving slowly because he knew he had a faulty brake light. His ...


Homeowners: Too close cruise ship towered over house

Yasmine Todhunter grabbed her cellphone and began recording video, which shows engines on the front of the ship apparently trying to slow its approach. For its...


CT resident dies after eating recalled cheese

Authorities are investigating a multistate listeria outbreak linked to a recalled cheese that has sickened several people and killed two, in CT and Vermon...


South Korean court to rule on president's impeachment over corruption charges

Park's office had no comment after the court's announcement Wednesday of when it would rule. If Park returns to office, the country's next presidential electi...


USA flight diverted over $12 blanket dispute

Witnesses said he took offence at the price and said he should be allowed to have it for free as it was cold, the NY Daily News reported. During an in-flight ...


Israel bill to limit Muslim call to prayer passes parliamentary first reading

Palestinians on Thursday protested in the Gaza Strip to condemn this week's Knesset vote in which Israeli MPs approved a first reading of proposed legislation r...


'Big difference' between Central Intelligence Agency leaks and Podesta hack: Spicer

The White House on Thursday said "outdated" technology at the Central Intelligence Agency is, at least in part, what allowed the theft of classified documents a...


Voter turnout low for LA County elections

Amid a historically low turnout of 11 percent, voters defeated the measure with almost 69 percent disapproving, compared to the 31 percent that approved it, ac...


Multiple People Injured In Axe Attack At Düsseldorf, Germany Train Station

He added: "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with #axe on the lose". Earlier, a spokesman for federal police, who are usually in charge of p...


Mysterious video emerges allegedly starring Kim Jong Nam's son in hiding

On its website - registered only on Saturday - CCD said that it was protecting Kim Jong-Nam's family. After the clip surfaced, the NIS said the individual "...


How the multi-million-rand heist unfolded - OR Tambo

Unnamed independent sources told the website that the amount stolen could total $15 million in various foreign currencies. The currency of the stolen loot is ...


Draft of framework to handle S. China Sea disputes ready

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions on China's foreign policy and foreign relations at a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th Natio...


Pregnant mother and children killed in fire

A pregnant mother, her daughter and two other children have died in an apartment fire in Ireland. The second woman, in her 30s, and a four-year-old boy were s...


Mom Arrested After Streaming 10-Year-Old Son Driving

Keith White told television station WCBS in NY. Police said when they later confronted Nussbaum she admitted she let the child drive. Police did not say h...


More snow in forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low at 40. North wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Highs will be in the 60s through Thursday , but a cool down is expected to arrive...


Twitterati blast RGV for his tweet on Women's day

This comes days after Ram Gopal Varma mocked Tiger Shroff's photo shoot and tweeted to the actor, asking him "not to pose in an Urmilaish way". RGV took to Tw...


Prince George's schools closed for 'A Day Without Women'

They can also wear red for solidarity, according to the Women's March website . "We want this to be a day where women feel empowered to take a stance on th...


Royal Caribbean Has Big Plans in the Bahamas

Symphony - a sister ship of Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas - will sail from the cruise line's new Terminal A at the Miami se...