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12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan
- January 21, 2019

Sharif Hotak, a member of the provincial council in Maidan Wardak said he saw bodies of 35 Afghan forces in the hospital. "Looking at the damage, the number of casualties may rise and our health team is still searching for victims", he told Reuters. (more...)
Buzzfeed News Struggles With Credibility After Disputed Report Buzzfeed News Struggles With Credibility After Disputed Report
- January 21, 2019

Giuliani's suggestion that dialogue about the Trump Tower project could have stretched into the fall of 2016 extends the timeline for negotiations well beyond what the president has publicly acknowledged. "All his concentration was 100 per cent on running for president", Giuliani said. The Sunday discussion on Joy Reid's program followed Giuliani's " Meet the Press " appearance in which he revealed that Trump may have been engaged in talks to build one of his namesake towers in Moscow as ... (more...)
China scientist edited human genes China scientist edited human genes "illegally" for own gain: probe
- January 21, 2019

Many scholars pointed to a 2003 guideline that bans altered human embryos from being implanted for the goal of reproduction, and says altered embryos can not be developed for more than 14 days. He also explained that eight couples - comprised of HIV-positive fathers and HIV-negative mothers - had signed up voluntarily for the experiment. The scientific community was shocked a year ago after a researcher from Shenzhen He Jiankui announced in an interview with the AP news agency that he had ... (more...)
Footage shows toddler with hands raised during parents' arrest Footage shows toddler with hands raised during parents' arrest
- January 21, 2019

The startling cellphone footage shows several Tallahassee Police officers with their guns pointed towards a blue pick up truck Thursday as a man exits with his arms raised. The other disputes. 'No, they're holding the gun at the auto'. " No sir ", the man replied. Footage showed the child approaching with her hands raised. (more...)
Australians demand safe streets for women after student's murder Australians demand safe streets for women after student's murder
- January 21, 2019

Several thousand people marched through major Australian cities yesterday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne . Mr Herrmann's defence lawyer told the court it was his client's first time in custody and he would be vulnerable due to his age and appearance. The stairs of the Victorian State Parliament building in the Melbourne CBD were lined with people on Friday evening in a show of solidarity as part of a Reclaim the Night Melbourne ... (more...)
Thousands clash with police in Athens over Macedonia name deal Thousands clash with police in Athens over Macedonia name deal
- January 21, 2019

Around 2,000 law enforcement officials were deployed near the Greek Parliament building for the protests which left five police officers and a few protestors wounded, reports Anadolu Agency. "We can not stomach this deal, to give away our Macedonia, our history", said pensioner Amalia Savrami, 67, as she waved a large Greek flag on Athens's Syntagma Square. (more...)
White House Says There Will Be Another Summit With North Korea White House Says There Will Be Another Summit With North Korea
- January 21, 2019

She said a location would be announced later. Kim Yong-chol, regarded as a member of Kim Jong-un's inner circle, also had talks on Friday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the USA special representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun. (more...)
Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam
- January 21, 2019

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International , says the report reveals that the number of billionaires has nearly doubled since the financial crisis, with a new billionaire, created every two days between 2017 and 2018. India now has a total of 119 billionaires, having added 18 new ones previous year. "While corporations and the super-rich enjoy the lowest tax bills, millions of girls around the world have no access to a decent education and women are dying due to a lack of ... (more...)
Kamala Harris: ‘I am running for president of the United States’ Kamala Harris: ‘I am running for president of the United States’
- January 21, 2019

Kamala Harris' presidential bid and the expanding Democratic field in the 2020 presidential race. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have public events scheduled, as do a number of other possible contenders, including former vice-president Joe Biden, former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders. (more...)
Senator Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race Senator Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race
- January 21, 2019

Harris is finishing up a book tour where she has been road-testing potential campaign themes. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Harris is a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees. According to a Harris aide, her priorities in the campaign will be addressing the cost of living, pushing for a more just society, expanding access to better quality of life and restoring dignity and ... (more...)
Mexico vows to punish fuel thieves as death toll rises to 85 Mexico vows to punish fuel thieves as death toll rises to 85
- January 21, 2019

Forensic scientists are taking DNA samples from relatives of the missing in an attempt to identify remains, some of which are mere ash and bones. Fuel was seen spouting dozens of feet into the air from the tap. "Apart from being illegal, it puts your life and those of your families at risk". One witness described how an nearly festive atmosphere among hundreds of local residents filling containers with spilled fuel turned to horror as the blast scattered the crowd in all directions, ... (more...)
Russian Federation envoy dismisses USA claim on missile tech transfer to DPRK Russian Federation envoy dismisses USA claim on missile tech transfer to DPRK
- January 21, 2019

Moving to protect the US from advanced missile threats from China and Russia , President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems created to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. (more...)
United Kingdom has ‘best possible Brexit deal,’ claims European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier United Kingdom has ‘best possible Brexit deal,’ claims European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier
- January 21, 2019

The Prime Minister is even considering changing the Good Friday Agreement that stopped decades of violence in Northern Ireland, according to the Daily Telegraph . However, there are weekend headlines reporting that there are attempts by fellow MPs to "ambush" her statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for "indicative votes" to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority, The Guardian reported. (more...)
A Winter Storm Warning continues through 4 a.m A Winter Storm Warning continues through 4 a.m
- January 21, 2019

Midwest with snow advanced on the U.S. Northeast on Saturday , forcing cancellations of flights and train service during a holiday weekend when many Americans were traveling. Travel could be " very hard to impossible", with areas of blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility and cause hazardous travel. More than 460 flights were cancelled Saturday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and about 50 flights were cancelled at Chicago's Midway International Airport. (more...)
Dangerously cold wind chills; temperatures will feel below zero all day Dangerously cold wind chills; temperatures will feel below zero all day
- January 21, 2019

So hang in there, Toronto, we're nearly over this cold... for now. According to the NWS, wind chill values in Bemidji, Brainerd and Grand Rapids could dip to 46 degrees below zero Thursday night. It will last until 12 a.m. Tuesday. Winds will be between 10-20 miles per hour with wind gusts between 35-45 miles per hour. Lake effect snow will also add some snow on top of what's already on the ground. (more...)
Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer Trump Fires Back After Pelosi Rejects Border Wall Compromise Offer
- January 21, 2019

He also said that he would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for three years, as well as an extension of the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Can we amend it? And while no one really wants to, raising the gas tax will be on the table to fund some of those highway fix projects. The president had indicated he would sign temporary funding measures to keep the government open, but then he faced a backlash in conservative media over it. (more...)
Hundreds of yellow vests protest despite Macron outreach Hundreds of yellow vests protest despite Macron outreach
- January 21, 2019

Debates about national social policy initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron in hopes of stemming the violence appear to have done little good. The growing number of demonstrators to suffer serious injuries at the hands of the police has compounded their anger toward the state. Several demonstrators in Paris carried white roses in honour of the injured. (more...)
Now May considers rewriting the Good Friday Agreement Now May considers rewriting the Good Friday Agreement
- January 21, 2019

However, there are weekend headlines reporting that there are attempts by fellow MPs to "ambush" her statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for "indicative votes" to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority, The Guardian reported. (more...)
Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown Democratic lawmaker offers path for agreement on shutdown
- January 21, 2019

Interested in Donald Trump? Pelosi said that the president owned the shutdown and its impact on the nation. " Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. (more...)
Ex-Trump lawyer: Rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump Ex-Trump lawyer: Rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump
- January 21, 2019

Smith spoke in similar terms during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Democrats have vowed to investigate a report that Donald Trump personally directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about an effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, which could leave the president open to accusations of suborning perjury and obstruction of justice. (more...)
Brexit: UK PM May to unveil 'Plan B' today Brexit: UK PM May to unveil 'Plan B' today
- January 21, 2019

LONDON , Jan 20 - Parliament can not be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union. A number of amendments will be tabled to her motion on Monday, including one put forward by the former attorney general Dominic Grieve that would allow 300 MPs to trigger a vote on suspending the Article 50 - the formal mechanism that allows the United Kingdom to leave the EU. (more...)
Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years
- January 21, 2019

William Calloway, who was instrumental in the legal battle that led to the release of the dashcam video in 2015, described the penalty as "a slap in the face to us and a slap on the wrist" for Van Dyke. Marvin Hunter, telling reporters that "to say that these men are not guilty is to say that Jason Van Dyke is not guilty". Van Dyke was found not guilty of official misconduct. (more...)
Mueller says Buzzfeed story on Trump 'not accurate' Mueller says Buzzfeed story on Trump 'not accurate'
- January 21, 2019

But in the November plea deal, Cohen also admitted the project had been discussed with Trump - designated "Individual 1" in court documents - several times in early 2016. The FBI has never publicly verified the contents of the dossier, and therefore critics of the ongoing Russian Federation probe point to it as evidence that the investigation was compromised early on. (more...)
Palestinian-American freed despite life sentence for land sale to Jews Palestinian-American freed despite life sentence for land sale to Jews
- January 21, 2019

While the relocation of the United States embassy, Israel's violence in Gaza, and Trump's cut to humanitarian assistance programmes have received their fair share of global media attention, Israel's effort to formally annex the West Bank in defiance of worldwide law, and with the blessing of the current U.S. (more...)
Dem Rep: This Is 'The Most Serious Threat' to Trump's Presidency Dem Rep: This Is 'The Most Serious Threat' to Trump's Presidency
- January 21, 2019

Anthony Cormier admitted to CNN he hadn't seen the proof directly but had two " law enforcement " sources claiming they had seen it, while Jason Leopold told MSNBC they had in fact seen the documents themselves. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff - who has promised to revive his panel's investigation into Russian Federation and Trump despite the then-Republican-led committee's decision previous year to end its probe - said "we will do what's necessary to find out if it's true". (more...)
Masazo Nonaka, world's oldest man, dies in Japan at 113 Masazo Nonaka, world's oldest man, dies in Japan at 113
- January 21, 2019

Masazo Nonaka died peacefully of natural causes while sleeping at an inn run by his family. Born on July 25 1905, Mr Nonaka grew up in a large family and followed his parents in running the inn, which is now run by his granddaughter. He loved eating candies, especially cake. His wife, with whom Nonaka had two sons and three daughters, died in 1992. He enjoyed watching sumo wrestling on TV and eating candies. (more...)
Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack on Mali's Aguelhoc camp Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack on Mali's Aguelhoc camp
- January 20, 2019

The UN said that a number of others have been wounded in the incident just outside the village of Aguelhok. Sunday's attack targeted the United Nations peacekeepers camp in Aguelhoc, 200km north of Mali's Kidal region towards the border with Algeria, a United Nations official told AP news agency on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Storm that carpeted U.S. Midwest with snow barrels to New England
- January 20, 2019

Amtrak announced modified service for more than 20 trains on Sunday because of inclement weather, after canceling service for six trains on Saturday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at noon Saturday. Interruptions to air travel are also likely, both for the cities impacted by the storm , and due to disruptions at hub airports in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Detroit. (more...)
Facebook faces record fine from US regulators over privacy violations Facebook faces record fine from US regulators over privacy violations
- January 20, 2019

The FTC is probing whether Facebook violated terms of a consent decree , which the privacy watchdog and Facebook agreed upon back in November 2011. Cambridge Analytica received the data from researcher Aleksandr Kogan, who obtained the information in 2014 through the personality-quiz app "thisisyourdigitallife". (more...)
Arab League: Reduced Representation Does not Undermine Beirut Economic Summit Arab League: Reduced Representation Does not Undermine Beirut Economic Summit
- January 20, 2019

The AESD is being held in Lebanon for the first time, but Syria was not invited despite demands by allies of Damascus in Lebanon. Later in the same month, the UAE re-opened its embassy in Syria and Bahrain officially announced to follow suit. (more...)

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