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Sunday, March 4, 2018

MAR 4, 2018 - 1:00 PM ET - 10 BRIEF NEWS ITEMS, 5 PHOTOS & 8 VIDEOS

*"Jimmy Kimmel's mission impossible - Oscar host in midst of #MeToo. LOS 

ANGELES (Reuters) - Jimmy Kimmel is in therapy. Last year’s Oscar best picture 

blunder is giving the Academy Awards host nightmares - or so goes one of the 

comedian’s video promotions for Sunday’s ceremony.

But the 2017 backstage envelope mix-up that saw the top prize in the movie 

industry briefly being awarded to“La La Land” rather than actual 

winner“Moonlight” may pale in relation to the task facing Kimmel when he 

returns as Oscar master of ceremonies for a second year.

Kimmel must navigate the #MeToo sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked 

Hollywood in front of a live audience of A-list celebrities, many of whom say they 

are victims, as well as millions watching at home."

Jill Serjeant. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars.


 Awards host Jimmy Kimmel who will host 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood, 

Los Angeles, California." U.S. March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake.

*"One-minute World News.

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news 

updated 24 hours a day."




 *"Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Camera: How It Beats The iPhone X. With an overall 

score of 99, the Galaxy S9 Plus has edged former champ, Google’s Pixel 2 XL."  

Paul Monckton , CONTRIBUTOR. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are 

their own.



Credit: pricepony.com.ph.




*"Trump Tweets 'Happy National Anthem Day.' President Donald Trump tweeted 

a message on Saturday stating, "Happy National Anthem Day!" and retweeted a 

video made during last month's CPAC Conference. "We salute our great American 

flag, we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and we all 

proudly stand for the National Anthem," Trump said in the video."

www.newsmax.com.



Image: Trump Tweets 'Happy National Anthem Day.' 

(AP) By Wanda Carruthers. Saturday, 03 Mar 2018, 11:03 AM.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.




*"BUSINESS NEWSMARCH 2, 2018 / 12:14 PM. 

BlackRock poses tough questions to gunmakers and sellers. BOSTON (Reuters) - 

Asset manager BlackRock Inc said on Friday it is pressing gunmakers and 

weapons retailers in its portfolios to explain how they monitor firearm sales and 

use, and it is studying the creation of new index-based portfolios of stocks that 

would exclude gunmakers and retailers."

Ross Kerber. https://www.reuters.com.




FILE PHOTO: The company logo and trading information for BlackRock is 

displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 

New York, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

*"National Security. High seas shell game: How a North Korean shipping ruse 

makes a mockery of sanctions."

By Joby Warrick March 3 at 5:09 PM. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world.



"In the summer of 2017, the U.N. banned all North Korean coal exports. But the 

regime of Kim Jong Un was able to trick its adversaries into accepting deliveries." 

(Joby Warrick, Jason Aldag/The Washington Post).

*"Funny Videos. YouTube.com.







*"Russia calls for joint efforts in fighting Islamic State in Syria. Military aid is 

consistent with a proposal by president Putin that all the forces battling the 

Islamic State combine efforts, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria 

Zakharova says."

Russia September 08, 2015, 8:58 UTC+3. http://tass.com/russia/819463.




© AP Photo Archive/Lefteris Pitarakis.

*"How political and military conflict caused the return of famine."

Mar 3, 2018, 4:06 pm EST. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/.



*"Brazil's Military Takeover in Rio Sparks Authoritarian Fears.

Deeply unpopular Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree to put the 

military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro instead of police, dubiously 

claiming the purpose is to crack down on crime. But many Brazilians worry that 

it's the first stage in a return to military rule, explains journalist Brian Mier."








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