Pakistan ready to hand over Indian pilot amid more shelling

Tensions have been running high since Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan on Tuesday. Pakistan retaliated, shooting down two Indian aircraft and capturing a pilot. World leaders have scrambled to head off an all-out war on the Asian subcontinent. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister is expected in Islamabad later Friday. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Oscars 2019: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform ‘Shallow’ from ‘A Star Is Born’

OSCARS 2019 WINNERS LIST At the end of Cooper’s first verse, Gaga sat across from him at the piano, never breaking her intense eye contact with her co-star and director. LADY GAGA RESPONDS TO BRADLEY COOPER’S BEST DIRECTOR OSCAR SNUB At Gaga’s crescendo, Cooper rose, moved his microphone stand behind the piano, and sat beside Gaga and sang over her shoulder into a single mic. The pair received a standing ovation from the crowd and hugged before exiting the stage. BRADLEY COOPER TALKS DIRECTING LADY GAGA IN ‘A STAR IS BORN’ On Jan. 27, Cooper joined Gaga at her Las Vegas Enigma residency to perform “Shallow,” which won the Oscar for best original song. “A Star Is Born” is also …

Son of singer Ronnie Milsap found dead on houseboat at Tennessee marina, reports say

The death appeared to be medically related, Nashville’s WKRN-TV reported, but no further details were available. The body was discovered while a mandatory evacuation was underway at the marina because of heavy flooding, Nashville’s FOX 17 reported. ROY CLARK, COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND AND ‘HEE HAW’ STAR, DEAD AT 85 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Stuffed bear goes on fun adventure at state park after 5-year-old boy accidentally leaves it behind

Once the family returned home to Columbia, S.C., and noticed the stuffed animal’s disappearance, they called the park to see if the bear was there – it was. 103-YEAR-OLD WOMAN BECOMES OLDEST NATIONAL PARK JUNIOR RANGER Park rangers agreed to send the teddy bear back to Thompson, but first, they outfitted the forgotten toy in a ranger hat and took it on an excursion around the park, Myrtle Beach Online reported. Once the bear was returned the little boy renamed it “Mr. Junior Ranger Bear.” (Courtesy of Myrtle Beach State Park) Thompson was reportedly thrilled with the photos and named his bear Mr. Junior Ranger Bear. “When he saw the photos, he said, ‘bear went fishing,’” Thompson’s dad, Greg McDaniel, said to Myrtle …

Capital and Heart cull local radio shows

Capital London’s breakfast show will replace 14 breakfast programmes on the Capital network in England, Scotland and Wales Capital will have nine drivetime shows (including London, Liverpool, North East and Yorkshire) instead of the current 14 Heart will have a single breakfast show across England, Scotland and Wales instead of the current line-up of 22 breakfast shows Heart will carry 10 drivetime shows instead of the current 23 separate drivetime shows Smooth will create a new national breakfast show replacing breakfast programmes in East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, Lake District, North East, Scotland and Wales Smooth’s drivetime programmes will be reduced to seven Global says local news and travel information “will continue to air on a local licence level …

27,000 children ‘identify as gang members’

Sarah – not her real name – became involved in a gang when she was 12, following a period of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of a family member. Now 14, she told BBC Radio 5 live that she began by doing drugs such as cocaine with a gang before going on to sell drugs for them – sometimes walking for up to three hours at a time to sell “the tiniest bit of weed”. Her brother, who is two years older than her, was also involved. “Cos we were so young and we were getting money, we were like, ‘Yes, money’s rolling in,’” she said. “We were still both innocent to what was happening because we still …

Boy, 16, guilty of Alesha rape and murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlesha MacPhail murder: Teenager found guilty A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail. Her naked body was found on the Isle of Bute after she was reported missing on the morning of 2 July last year. Alesha had suffered 117 injuries and died from significant pressure being applied to her face and neck. The teenager – who cannot be named because he is under 18 – was found guilty after a nine-day trial at the High Court in Glasgow. Judge Lord Matthews told the killer he had stolen Alesha’s life by “committing some of the most wicked and evil crimes this court …

Senegal voters head to polls as presidential challenger hopes to cause upset

(CNN)Voters in Senegal are casting their ballots Sunday in the first round of the country’s presidential election, with incumbent President Macky Sall expected to win re-election. Around 6.5 million people registered ahead of the vote, which began at 8 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) and ends at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. ET), Reuters reported. Official results are expected to be announced Friday, with a run-off between the two frontrunners on March 24 if no single candidate secures a majority. A poll published in November puts Sall on more than 45% of the vote — a clear lead over his rivals. Another advantage for the incumbent is that two of his major challengers have been removed from contention. The former mayor of …

How to best diversify your investment portfolio

New York (CNN Business)What are the criteria you look out for when buying stocks, especially when you want to diversify your portfolio? “People have been fooled into thinking that the S&P 500 is diversified,” said Lamar Villere, manager of the Villere Balanced Fund. Do your homework and know what you own Villere told CNN Business that investors have to do their homework and not base decisions on faulty assumptions. Here’s an example: His fund owns Steris (STE), a medical equipment company based in the UK, as well as Euronet (EEFT), an electronic payments firm with its headquarters in Kansas. Which company is more exposed to Brexit concerns and sluggish growth in the EU? Euronet. That’s because Steris generated more than …

Holiday camp ceiling collapse injures 18

Police said that a search of the scene had been carried out and confirmed that no-one was trapped under the debris. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident. Skip Twitter post by @iainobrien Word is, and hopefully it's accurate, no one seriously hurt. Serious amount of emergency services here. Staff very shaken and look like they could do with a hug or two. — Iain O'Brien (@iainobrien) February 20, 2019 Image caption South Western Ambulance Service said 18 people had been treated Former New Zealand cricketer Iain O’Brien said on Twitter: “Arrived back to Pontins Brean Sands this afternoon, after a day out, to a major site panic. “Word is, and hopefully it’s accurate, no-one seriously …

Former FBI general counsel thought Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted until ‘pretty late’ in email investigation

The FBI’s top lawyer in 2016 thought Hillary Clinton and her team should have immediately realized they were mishandling “highly classified” information based on the obviously sensitive nature of the emails’ contents sent through her private server. And he believed she should have been prosecuted until “pretty late” in the investigation, according to a transcript of his closed-door testimony before congressional committees last October.  Former FBI general counsel James Baker said high-level officials at the bureau were “arguing about” whether to bring charges against Clinton, “I think, up until the end” — and he initially thought Clinton’s behavior was “alarming” and “appalling.”  Pursuant to the “statutes that we were considering at the time,” Baker told lawmakers, it was “the nature and …

Trudeau’s top adviser resigns but denies wrongdoing

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Principal Secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau’s closet adviser and best friend since university. Butts issued a statement Monday denying that he or anybody else in Trudeau’s office pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould. He said he’s leaving in order to defend himself without distracting from the prime minister’s work.

Israel’s Netanyahu defends partnership with far-right party

JERUSALEM – Israeli prime minister is defending his partnership with a small ultranationalist party despite local and international condemnation. Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took to Twitter and called the criticism, which also came from pro-Israel Jewish organizations in the US, as “hypocrisy and double standards.” Netanyahu is seeking a fourth straight term as premier in Israel’s April election.

Snake in loo poses ‘wee problem’

“My partner… saw the snake which hissed at him, then backed away into the toilet,” Naomi Burdett said. “He ran upstairs in a moment of panic – neither of us are the biggest fans of snakes and it’s not exactly what you expect to see in your downstairs loo.” Related Topics Basildon Snakes Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

At least 59 people killed as fire rips through building in Dhaka

(CNN)At least 59 people have been killed after a fire tore through a residential building in a historic part of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the latest such deadly blaze in the south Asian nation. A tragic history of fires Bangladesh has a history of fatal building fires, especially in factories where safety and structural standards have long been found to be inadequate. Thirteen people were found guilty of gross negligence of safety measures and charged with “culpable homicide” after a November 2012 apparel factory fire on Dhaka’s outskirts that killed at least 117 people and spurred others to jump from the building to escape the flames. In 2015, 13 died in a fire inside a plastic factory near the in …