Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away
She remained in jail during the dictatorial rule of General Zia-ul Haq in 1983 for raising voice for the democrats. She was also active in the 2007 lawyers' movement for which she was put under house arrest, reports Dawn news.
Virginia Tech Upsets #2 UVa 61-60 in Overtime
Earlier this week, the now number one ranked Villanova Wildcats lost to the St.John's Red Storm in a Big East conference game. The Cavaliers inability to get the ball inside proved to be their demise as they scored just 14 points in the paint.
Syria wants UN to condemn US 'massacre'
The US has backed the Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against the Islamic State group in northern and eastern Syria. A US Navy F/A-18 shot down a Syrian regime Su-22 jet last June that had attacked US-backed forces on the ground.
U.S. gov't shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget
This means that a short term shutdown of just a few hours could be over by the time government workers wake up Friday morning. Paul's protest forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline for passing a funding measure to keep the government operating.
Trump ends brief government shutdown - DETAILS…
Their sweeping tax overhaul bill approved in December will add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the national debt over 10 years. He said he hoped his stand would teach conservatives "to not accept just anything because it comes from a GOP Congress".