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Former Iran Leader Ahmadinejad Held for Inciting Unrest Former Iran Leader Ahmadinejad Held for Inciting Unrest
- January 07, 2018

It is also claimed he said Iran was suffering "mismanagement" and that President Hassan Rouhani's government "believes that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society". The Times of Israel could not independently confirm the report. Ahmadinejad was reportedly at a rally where he publicly criticized the government. (more...)
Former WTO chief, United Nations envoy Peter Sutherland dies at 71 Former WTO chief, United Nations envoy Peter Sutherland dies at 71
- January 07, 2018

The Jesuit-educated barrister, who also served as Ireland's youngest attorney general and then youngest European Union commissioner during the 1980s, had been ill for some time, Irish broadcaster RTE reported, citing a statement from his family. (more...)
US Treasury Department sanctions 5 Iranian entities US Treasury Department sanctions 5 Iranian entities
- January 07, 2018

Separately, the US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it said were owned or controlled by an industrial firm responsible for developing and producing Iran's solid-propellant ballistic missiles. The Trump administration certified Iran's compliance twice a year ago, but in October Trump for the first time declined to certify, pointing to Iran's ballistic missile development and other matters which he said were in violation of the "spirit" of the deal. (more...)
ASEAN commits to cooperate with India ASEAN commits to cooperate with India
- January 07, 2018

Swaraj, who had inaugurated the 5th Round Table of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) India Network of Think Tanks in Indonesia on January 06, 2018, had emphasised on enhancing maritime security, trade and investment, education and cultural heritage among the grouping. (more...)
Oil tanker collides with vessel off China coast, 32 crew members missing
- January 07, 2018

According to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday, a cargo ship and an oil tanker collided in China's Yangtze River's estuary at around 8.00.pm. The 274-meter-long oil tanker SANCHI , owned by an Iranian shipping company, was heading to South Korea with its cargo. There was a collision involving an NITC-operated supertanker in the Singapore Strait in August 2016, but there was no loss of life or pollution. (more...)
At least 8 migrants drown after dinghy sinks off Libya coast At least 8 migrants drown after dinghy sinks off Libya coast
- January 07, 2018

Sergio Liardo told TV channel RaiNews24. All eight victims were women, Liardo said. The European Union has been facing an acute migration crisis since 2015, when hundreds of thousands of people, fleeing violence in the Middle East and Northern Africa, including Libya , arrived in Europe. (more...)
Orange weather warning issued as temperatures set to fall to -6C Orange weather warning issued as temperatures set to fall to -6C
- January 07, 2018

Met Éireann have advised that it will turn very cold tonight with lowest temperatures falling to between -4 and -6 degrees. While in January cold weather can always be expected, it looks like it's set to freeze over tonight in the Emerald Isle. (more...)
Messi can quit Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain Messi can quit Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain
- January 07, 2018

That's according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo , which reports that the Argentine playmaker is deeply concerned that Barca will be kicked out of the Spanish league and forced to play in an inferior competition if Catalonia breaks from Madrid . (more...)
Jake Tapper Shuts Down Stephen Miller For 'Wasting My Viewers' Time'
- January 07, 2018

Miller then ripped CNN again before saying what Trump tweeted was true. At one point, Tapper told Miller to "settle down". Miller criticized CNN's coverage, and CNN host Jake Tapper pressed Miller to answer his questions. CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) gives President Donald Trump his regular intelligence briefings, and says Trump is fully engaged, understands complex issues and asks hard questions. (more...)
Air Strikes Kill at Least 17 Civilians in Syria Rebel Enclave Air Strikes Kill at Least 17 Civilians in Syria Rebel Enclave
- January 07, 2018

Scores of hospitals and civil defence centres in Ghouta and across Syria have been bombed during the conflict in what the opposition says is a "scorched earth policy" to paralyse life in rebel-held areas. They said five others were killed in other areas. Despite eastern Ghouta being designated as a de-escalation zone, it has witnessed severe shelling and confrontations between regime forces and armed Syrian factions. (more...)
Rohingya rebels attack military truck
- January 07, 2018

As of December 2017, an estimated 6,55,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh to avoid persecution from the security forces that started in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August a year ago. The area is largely off limits to reporters. Arsa dismissed any links to militant groups and said it is fighting to end the oppression of the Rohingya people. (more...)
Qualifier wins through to Brisbane final Qualifier wins through to Brisbane final
- January 07, 2018

At 6-3, she held three set points and after Sevastova dumped a forehand into the net, the qualifier was a set to the good. Sevastova would immediately answer as from 30-all Sasnovich double-faulted and a backhand error put the set back on serve at 4-3. (more...)
What on earth is a 'bomb cyclone?' What on earth is a 'bomb cyclone?'
- January 07, 2018

Bombogenesis is the process that creates the type of super-severe storm-a bomb cyclone-that the East Coast is now experiencing. The process that creates these bombs is known as bombogenesis. Because of the frozen ground surface, the ground is unable to absorb the rainfall, which can actually make the rain freeze on contact, according to West. (more...)
More than a dozen dead as powerful blizzard batters United States east coast More than a dozen dead as powerful blizzard batters United States east coast
- January 07, 2018

The storm is the product of a rapid plunge in pressure that some weather forecasters are referring to as a "bomb cyclone", which brings fast heavy snowfall and high winds. The storm has led to travel chaos with thousands of canceled flights and risky roads. The Office of Personnel Management informed that nonemergency federal workers could report two hours late, work remotely, or take an unscheduled leave. (more...)
Clinton Foundation Under Active FBI Investigation
- January 07, 2018

Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a USA official briefed on the matter. "It continues with Jeff Sessions doing Trump's bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently". (more...)
Recycled Christmas trees can spread new life Recycled Christmas trees can spread new life
- January 07, 2018

People can also cut up their tree and store it in the green garden waste bin until collections start again in spring or trees can also be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead or Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted. (more...)
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...)

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