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Jordan says it foiled 'massive' terror plot linked to IS Jordan says it foiled 'massive' terror plot linked to IS
- January 08, 2018

Security and military sites, malls, media stations and moderate religious scholars were among the targets by the plotters, Petra said. They were referred to concerned authorities and charged of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks and promoting for terrorist groups, among other charges. (more...)
Braintree MP James Cleverly handed promotion in cabinet reshuffle
- January 08, 2018

Reports suggests more junior ministerial appointments would continue into a second day on Tuesday. It has been revealed that James Cleverly, who was elected in 2015, has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. Mr Lewis is seen in the party as a "safe pair of hands" and was a key figure in Theresa May's campaign for the Tory leadership. The Prime Minister is also believed to want more women and MPs from ethnic minorities in her team with Suella Fernandes, the leader of ... (more...)
Pierce County Deputy shot, killed after responding to a burglary Pierce County Deputy shot, killed after responding to a burglary
- January 08, 2018

Someone called the Sheriff's Office just before 11:30 a.m. saying an intruder was inside a home in Frederickson, a suburb just southeast of Tacoma. It's unclear whether he was able to return fire. The residents were inside the home at the time of the incident. "Our dep has been critically injured as a outcome of doing his job and courageously putting himself in harm's way". (more...)
New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire
- January 08, 2018

There were no evacuations or injuries immediately reported, however, officials briefly shut down Fifth Avenue to tend to the situatio. The skyscrape, which houses a mixture of commercial and residential tenants, is the headquarters of the Trump Organization. (more...)
160 attempts daily to access online porn in United Kingdom parliament 160 attempts daily to access online porn in United Kingdom parliament
- January 08, 2018

The figures emerged after prime minister Theresa May sacked her deputy Damian Green following allegations he was viewed "extensive" amounts of pornography on his Commons office computer in 2008. A Parliamentary spokesman said: All pornographic websites are blocked by Parliament's computer network. Figures for January and February 2017 could not be provided by the parliamentary authorities due to changes in technology and the way the data is held. (more...)
Faulty rotor seen behind United States copter mishap in Japan Faulty rotor seen behind United States copter mishap in Japan
- January 08, 2018

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Sunday, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan's southern Okinawa islands. Earlier, a window fell from a military aircraft onto a school playground. "We want (the USA military) to work toward that end". The incident is the latest in a series of accidents and mishaps involving USA military aircraft stationed in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, which hosts ... (more...)
Majority of Israelis are not convicted for assaults on Palestinians Majority of Israelis are not convicted for assaults on Palestinians
- January 08, 2018

While it intensifies mistrust among Palestinians towards police, the low indictment rate also "bolsters the perpetrators' sense of impunity". It said 118 of the files, or 64 percent, "were closed under circumstances indicating police investigative failure". (more...)
No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer
- January 08, 2018

In response, the Supreme Court appointed Sharan as amicus curiae and asked him to assist in the matter. "The bullets that pierced Gandhi's body, the pistol from which it was sacked, the assailant who fired the bullets, and the conspiracy and ideology that led to Gandhi's assassination have all been duly identified", Sharan's report said, according to News18. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits to carrying out attack Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits to carrying out attack
- January 08, 2018

The defendant gave evidence on Monday that he had sought to fake an attack and had designed the explosives in such a way "that no harm to people could be expected", news agency dpa reported. The accused, whose trial opened last month, faces a life sentence if found guilty of the charges. He has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder, which he denies. (more...)
James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns
- January 08, 2018

Theresa May will now have to replace the 50-year old MP for Old Bexley, who has been doing the Northern Ireland job since July 2016. The news was reported by several United Kingdom media outlets as Theresa May begins a cabinet reshuffle after losing several ministers in recent months. (more...)
Rail passengers hit by three days of strike action Rail passengers hit by three days of strike action
- January 08, 2018

Members of the RMT stage a picket line opposite Ipswich station. The 24-hour walkouts were called over separate disputes, all concerning rail safety, the RMT said. "No one should be in any doubt: these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies", he said. (more...)
House fire displaces 4 residents in Boston fire House fire displaces 4 residents in Boston fire
- January 08, 2018

Fire officials said they received the first call of the blaze occurring on Allston Street about 10 p.m. The previous record for the day, set in 1896, was minus 2 degrees. The third-floor porch was "fully involved" at one point, Boston Fire Department reported, and flames were also seen on the roof. Mayor Martin J. Walsh came to the scene of the fire where BFD Commissioner Joe Finn briefed him. (more...)
Trump Works From 11-6, Sort Of Trump Works From 11-6, Sort Of
- January 08, 2018

This is largely to meet Trump's demands for more "Executive Time", which nearly always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us. On Wednesday, the president has one meeting, one briefing, a video chat with Hope Hicks and the day ends at 4. President Donald Trump's workday schedule is shrinking, and packed with "Executive Time" - i.e. (more...)
Man arrested from West Bengal for allegedly harassing former Indian cricketer's daughter
- January 08, 2018

Admitted making calls to the cricketer's home, he said he found nothing wrong in it as he was merely making a marriage proposal. I managed to get the cricketer's landline number from the internet. Maiti's neighbours, however, said he was suffering from mental issues from 2007. "We will check his medical documents, if there are any", said Pandit Thackeray, senior police inspector, Bandra police station. (more...)
Kushner Firm Expands Israel Business Ties Kushner Firm Expands Israel Business Ties
- January 08, 2018

The deal, which was not made public, pumped significant new equity into 10 Maryland apartment complexes controlled by Kushner's firm. While Jared Kushner, U.S. criminal investigation. Kushner's ties to Israel are also reportedly a subject of inquiry by Robert Mueller, the USA special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, after he discovered that Kushner directed a campaign to combat the Obama administration's eleventh hour effort in December 2016 to ... (more...)
This Crime Drama Will Make TV History By Having A Gay Lead This Crime Drama Will Make TV History By Having A Gay Lead
- January 08, 2018

It's "all that more important we should have a character with a healthy same-sex marriage", the actor added. The show is based on an upcoming book by James Patterson. Reinhart is a former spy, author and, Cumming said, on the spectrum in a way like he's a child musical prodigy. "There's a lot going on". "I'm also conscious of the fact that, most times, when we see gay characters on American television, their gayness is the prime thing", he noted. (more...)
Five human heads found on a taxi bonnet in Mexico Five human heads found on a taxi bonnet in Mexico
- January 08, 2018

The heads of five men displayed atop a auto were found on Friday in the Gulf state of Veracruz in southeastern Mexico, local authorities said, in the midst of a spike in violence in the country. Violence fueled by Mexico's multi-billion-dollar cartels has surged in recent months, making 2017 the most murderous year on record, with 23,101 homicides between January and November. (more...)
Two held in Donaldson murder inquiry Two held in Donaldson murder inquiry
- January 08, 2018

Another man was also arrested, Irish police have confirmed. They were being questioned in Letterkenny Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and they can he detained for 72 hours. Gary Donnelly was previously arrested and questioned in connection with the Donaldson Killing in September 2011, he was released without charge. Mr Donaldson was once a key figure in Sinn Féin's rise in Northern Ireland politics. (more...)
Russia Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Iran After Trump Tweet Russia Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Iran After Trump Tweet
- January 08, 2018

The protests, stronger in the provinces than Tehran, appear dominated by members of the working class under-25s who have suffered the most under Iran's sluggish economy. But it didn't change much in Iran. In a country of 80 million there were 48 million smartphones in use in 2017, compared with just two million in 2014. (more...)
Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy
- January 08, 2018

Describing AKG as "an emotion of Kerala", the chief minister also said making any disparaging remarks against him would hurt the people of the country, especially labourers and farmers. "He may be unaware of the history of the Congress or the life of the leader". "It is better that party leaders observe restraint while commenting on social media and in public domain in general", he said. (more...)
MHP reports five crashes involving troopers in last month MHP reports five crashes involving troopers in last month
- January 08, 2018

Major Steve Lavin was standing near the driver's door of the Red Durango investigating a slide-off when the white passenger vehicle zipped past him barely missing his patrol auto. "We're still a lot of vehicles out there in poor conditions driving the speed limit, which is not acceptable and a lot of those vehicles are crashes", Hayter said. (more...)
Egypt Instructed Country's Media Not to Oppose Trump's Jerusalem Decision Egypt Instructed Country's Media Not to Oppose Trump's Jerusalem Decision
- January 08, 2018

It called the report "inappropriate" and said Egypt's official positions should be gathered from official sources. The State Information Service in Cairo refuted the Times' January 6 report in a statement, saying its positions "are conveyed by the president, the foreign minister and in official statements". (more...)
Police identify man killed in double shooting in South Richmond Police identify man killed in double shooting in South Richmond
- January 08, 2018

A woman, who was also found in the vehicle, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say one man is dead and another is hurt after a shooting in Richmond's Hillside Court public housing complex. Police said they are still early in their investigation and do not yet have a suspect description or motive. If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or http://www.7801000.com. (more...)
Powerball winning numbers drawn for $570M jackpot on Saturday Powerball winning numbers drawn for $570M jackpot on Saturday
- January 08, 2018

Owner Sam Safa said he felt like he had won the windfall himself after finding out the store had sold the winning ticket. The victor has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. Friday's Mega Millions prize was won by someone in Florida, that ticket won $450 Million. The win is no mean feat - with the odds of winning the Powerball one in 292.2million. (more...)
Efforts on to salvage Balochistan govt Efforts on to salvage Balochistan govt
- January 08, 2018

Two PML-N Ministers have resigned making it worse. Prince Ahmed Ali said that decision of the dissenting ministers would not change with Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's possible visit to Balochistan to resolve the political crisis. (more...)
Changing the state's tax code Changing the state's tax code
- January 08, 2018

Kim Rueben, a senior fellow at the liberal-leaning Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, said it remains to be seen whether the IRS would allow deductions for that kind of contribution if it's rewarded with tax credits. In California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and NY, more than one-third of tax filers claim the state and local tax deduction on federal taxes; the average deduction in each state is over $15,000. (more...)
Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down
- January 08, 2018

Johnson lost the home where she has lived for the past 10 years with her husband and 15-year-old grandson. Johnson said she and her mother visited Moore's Gadsden law office in 1991 to discuss a custody dispute over the care of Johnson's young son. (more...)
City experiences its coldest day on Sunday with 13 Degrees Celsius City experiences its coldest day on Sunday with 13 Degrees Celsius
- January 08, 2018

Mumbaikars can enjoy this cold weather for some time as the temperatures are expected to continue with slight changes. On Sunday, Santacruz had recorded a minimum temperature of 13.8 degree Celsius. The cold wave now gripping the Northern as well as the Central parts of India have been helping Mumbaikars experience some chill in the air. Nahur resident Mithali Dhokam said, "A common sight in the mornings nowadays is people covered up with sweaters and scarves, and you know winter is here". (more...)
Justin Timberlake channels Steve Jobs in 'Filthy' video Justin Timberlake channels Steve Jobs in 'Filthy' video
- January 08, 2018

Earlier this week, Justin Timberlake announced the February 2 release of his first studio album in five years (though he did record a handful of tracks for the Trolls soundtrack, and the less said about those, the better). But the main attraction is a robot he's created that mirrors his every movement, leading to ― what else would you expect? "And what you gonna do with all that meat? / Cookin' up a mean serving". (more...)
Trump, Macron agree that Iran protests are 'sign of regime's failure' Trump, Macron agree that Iran protests are 'sign of regime's failure'
- January 08, 2018

North and South Korea are scheduled to hold talks today. "Sure I always believe in talking", Trump said Saturday, later saying "absolutely I would do that, no problem with that at all". Both the leaders also discussed the developments in the Korean Peninsula. Iran had earlier blasted back at the USA stance on the demonstrations inside Iran, with its ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo slamming the U.S. (more...)

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