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Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot reaches estimated $559 million Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot reaches estimated $559 million
- January 07, 2018

The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015. Saturday night's prize was the second-largest for a single victor in Powerball history and the seventh-largest in USA lottery history. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a "Megaplier" that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. (more...)
Egypt's Coptic Christians hold Christmas mass under tight security Egypt's Coptic Christians hold Christmas mass under tight security
- January 07, 2018

The Christmas Eve mass will consecrate the new cathedral and mark the first time in living memory that the liturgy is not held at St Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the orthodox church in central Cairo. Sisi told the attendees at the cathedral that "the people of evil" will not be able to harm Egypt as long as the Egyptians are united. Tightened security around the cathedral and other churches were testament to fears of a another attack. (more...)
One Man Injured After Unknown Subject Explodes in Stockholm One Man Injured After Unknown Subject Explodes in Stockholm
- January 07, 2018

An object now believed to be a hand grenade blew up after a 60-year-old man picked it up from the ground, leaving him in a serious condition. The object then exploded and "hurt the man seriously". The Aftonbladet newspaper reported that the object was a hand grenade , though this has not been confirmed by Swedish authorities. He was rushed to hospital along with a 45-year-old woman, local media report . (more...)
Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C
- January 07, 2018

Penrith sweltered under what was the highest temperature ever recorded in the Greater Sydney region, on a day of baking heat that saw global tennis cancelled and residents flock to the beach in droves. Players participating in the Sydney worldwide tennis tournament were forced off the court at 10:00 local time on Sunday (23:00 GMT Saturday) by the event's organisers after temperatures courtside exceeded 40C. (more...)
Pizza worker shot in Sydney a 'brave' man Pizza worker shot in Sydney a 'brave' man
- January 07, 2018

The chain said they would provide support to the victims of the robbery. CCTV footage shows the employees walking to the police station. Granville Police Inspector Matthew Hyde told media on Sunday morning "it was quite amazing" that Mr Singh was able to walk the distance to seek assistance. (more...)
How One Book Cracked Trump's Base How One Book Cracked Trump's Base
- January 07, 2018

We finished very strong", he said. He was giving the press conference while meeting with leaders of the Republican Party and also spoke about issues such as North Korea and immigration. Mr Trump, now 71, was the oldest president ever when assuming office. Went to television. And for 10 years was a tremendous success, as you probably have heard. (more...)
Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission to Avoid 'Endless Legal Battles' Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission to Avoid 'Endless Legal Battles'
- January 07, 2018

Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud. President Donald Trump strongly endorsed a national voter identification law Thursday, repeating his claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Our Cartoon President trailer Our Cartoon President trailer
- January 07, 2018

Fried. "The show is the interpersonal relationships of people you don't see; the relationships you imagine they have", Colbert told the Television Critics Association Saturday. "The subjects we're picking are dark enough that reflect the stakes of truly cartoonish behavior in the actual 1600 Pennsylvania Ave". Although Trump-bashing has dominated much of the past year for Colbert, he doesn't complain - or worry - about suffering from so-called Trump fatigue. (more...)
Michael Wolff: how I infiltrated the West Wing Michael Wolff: how I infiltrated the West Wing
- January 07, 2018

His ire was directed at Michael Wolff , author of " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ". He wrote: "I authorised zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book!" If you find NCRM valuable, would you please consider making a donation to support our independent journalism? "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record", said Wolff . (more...)
Hundreds in Gaza protest electricity cuts Hundreds in Gaza protest electricity cuts
- January 07, 2018

Trump said on Twitter. " More than a million Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip are living on humanitarian aid provided by UNRWA, therefore cutting the aid would endanger their life and would mean a real humanitarian disaster", he said. (more...)
North Korea 'Likely' To Join Winter Games, Says IOC Official North Korea 'Likely' To Join Winter Games, Says IOC Official
- January 07, 2018

Japanese news agency Kyodo said Chang had made the brief comment to reporters during a stopover at Beijing's worldwide airport, and that he was believed to be traveling to Switzerland, where the IOC is based. Mr Trump, answering questions from reporters at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, also expressed a willingness to talk to Kim Jong-un, but not without preconditions. (more...)
Erdogan: Turkey 'Tired' Of EU Membership Process Erdogan: Turkey 'Tired' Of EU Membership Process
- January 07, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is "tired" of its sluggish European Union membership process, noting that it can not indefinitely be requesting to join the bloc. Adding that frustration might tempt Turkey to turn its back to Europe, Erdogan said, "One can not permanently implore and wait to be finally included". (more...)
Ship collides with oil tanker off Chinese coast, 32 crew members missing Ship collides with oil tanker off Chinese coast, 32 crew members missing
- January 07, 2018

An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, majority Iranians, authorities said Sunday. In an article, Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency, said China had sent eight search and rescue vessels while Shanghai's fire department sent experts to advise on combating the fire. (more...)
Senator Tina smith back in MN after 1st week in Washington DC Senator Tina smith back in MN after 1st week in Washington DC
- January 07, 2018

However, when the Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton went on to appoint her in December of previous year, she made it clear that she plans to run in, and win, the special election. During a recent interview, former Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann announced she's considering a run for the Senate seat recently vacated by Democrat Al Franken . (more...)
Iran mocks Trump 'blunder' on supporting protesters Iran mocks Trump 'blunder' on supporting protesters
- January 07, 2018

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley , dubbed the ongoing unrest in Iran a " spontaneous expression of fundamental human rights ", claiming the protests were simultaneously playing out in " over 78 locations ". Russia's United Nations envoy, Vassily Nebenzia, accused the U.S. of trying to exploit the United Nations mandate to interfere in Iran's internal affairs and undermine the nuclear deal. (more...)
Arabs seek global nod to east Jerusalem as Palestine capital Arabs seek global nod to east Jerusalem as Palestine capital
- January 07, 2018

Arab news channels interrupted their usual coverage to focus on the Arab foreign ministers' press conference in the Jordanian capital, which is the latest development in the ongoing controversy over the Trump administration's controversial move. (more...)
Red Wings rally, beat Florida for 4th win in row Red Wings rally, beat Florida for 4th win in row
- January 07, 2018

Ottawa was 8-10-2 all-time at the old Joe Louis Arena. He finally came to an agreement with the Red Wings , and you'd have to agree that he's played a significant role in the club's success of late. The Panthers were already in Boston when the game was called Thursday and will travel west to play in Detroit. He had the chance to give the Red Wings the lead in the third period after being awarded a penalty shot for being taken down on a partial breakaway, but was stopped by Anderson. (more...)
Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls
- January 07, 2018

The Russian president has donated an icon of the XIX century to the church on the occasion of the Christmas. "The calendar in use in the west is the Gregorian calendar under which Christmas is observed on December 25th". Still, Khamis said, the practice continues. Detractors have accused the patriarchate of contributing to Israeli plans to "Judaize" Jerusalem by selling or leasing off large amounts of land to Israeli authorities and business people, betraying the church's responsibility to ... (more...)
Road accident on Delhi-Chandigarh highway kills four powerlifting players Road accident on Delhi-Chandigarh highway kills four powerlifting players
- January 07, 2018

Two other players including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow a year ago, were injured in the accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that the auto was travelling at a high speed when it hit a road divider and crashed into pole on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. (more...)
Trump praises United States economy ahead of Camp David meetings Trump praises United States economy ahead of Camp David meetings
- January 07, 2018

It's unclear, however, the extent to which Trump is willing to work with Democrats to achieve that goal. "We have a lot of things to work on, a lot of things to accomplish", Trump told reporters as he left for the talks being held at the Camp David presidential retreat. (more...)
Vic teen charged with starting bushfire Vic teen charged with starting bushfire
- January 07, 2018

A 15-year-old Carrum Downs girl has been charged with intentionally starting a bushfire. She has since been released on bail and will face the children's court at a later date. Fires at Carrum Downs, Victoria. The fire in dense scrubland damaged the Darnley Drive home when embers got into an evaporative air conditioning unit. (more...)
India's massive citizen database was reportedly breached India's massive citizen database was reportedly breached
- January 07, 2018

In another report , The Quint reported that the Aadhaar database was vulnerable as anyone can create an administrator account and access the system as long as they are invited by someone who is already an administrator. "The UIDAI data centres are an infrastructure of critical importance and is protected accordingly with high technology conforming to the best standards of security and also by legal provisions". (more...)
What Does Mueller Want With Ivanka Trump?
- January 07, 2018

Despite his anger over Sessions' withdrawal from the investigation, Trump said he stands by the embattled Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid. The special counsel is focusing on Donald Jr.'s misleading statement - issued by the White House - that the Trump Tower summit dealt with "a program about the adoption of Russian children". (more...)
Benue killings made me reconcile with Suswam, Mark - Ortom Benue killings made me reconcile with Suswam, Mark - Ortom
- January 07, 2018

Fulani herdsmen in Benue State, who were accused of killing about 17 people in the state on New Year day, have explained why they attacked their host villagers. However, the state Police Command, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, confirmed the death of 10 persons in the fresh attack. (more...)
MI beats IL 79-69 for 7th straight win MI beats IL 79-69 for 7th straight win
- January 07, 2018

MI (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game, but only after a hard first half in which the Fighting Illini caused problems with their defensive pressure. IL won the rebounding battle 31-27, but hurt itself with 17 turnovers that the Wolverines converted into 17 points. The Wolverines are on a six-game winning streak and will be looking to keep the Illini winless in Big Ten play. (more...)
Johanna Konta suffers injury scare in Brisbane Johanna Konta suffers injury scare in Brisbane
- January 07, 2018

Svitolina gave the turnaround in the tiebreak, improving her win-loss record to 42-27, before Konta asked for the physio at the third game of the third set. Konta had not reached a quarter-final of an event since the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in August and her run at this tournament raised hope she could again enjoy success at the Australian Open , where she reached the quarter-finals in 2017 and semi-finals in 2016. (more...)
Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Opposes Trump Drilling Plan Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Opposes Trump Drilling Plan
- January 07, 2018

Trump's plan would roll back the requirements and moratorium, something that U.S. Sens. Scott added that protecting Floridas natural resources was his top priority. "Why is he even doing this?" he asked of President Trump. "By proposing to open up almost the entire OCS for potential oil and gas exploration, the United States can advance the goal of moving from aspiring for energy independence to attaining energy dominance", said Vincent DeVito, counselor for Energy Policy at Interior. (more...)
Donald Trump on book's mental health claims Donald Trump on book's mental health claims
- January 07, 2018

I never spoke to him for book. Trump followed up with a tweet claiming he had given, "Zero acess to White House. for author of phony book". Fire and Fury , Wolff says, is based on 200 interviews conducted with presidential aides, including Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon, and the president himself. (more...)
Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller
- January 07, 2018

The suit says Mueller issued more than 100 subpoenas in his investigation of Manafort, seeking documents dating back to 2005. It comes amid Republican accusations that Mueller's investigative team has shown bias against Trump as it investigates allegations that Trump's campaign team may have coordinated with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. (more...)
Christian charity 'disappointed' in councillor's plan to clear homeless for royal wedding Christian charity 'disappointed' in councillor's plan to clear homeless for royal wedding
- January 07, 2018

A homeless person sleeps rough near Windsor Castle, Berkshire. A Tory council leader who claimed rough sleepers had made a "commercial life choice " to prey on residents and tourists in Windsor has sidestepped calls to apologise. Hyderabad's authorities who removed street beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump two months ago will probably feel a twinge of brotherly sympathy for British politician Simon Dudley, whose similar campaign at Windsor has invited charges of insensitivity. (more...)

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