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Australia's first ever same-sex marriage Australia's first ever same-sex marriage
- January 09, 2018

Australia requires couples to give a month's notice for all weddings. "It's a very surreal feeling", Craig told AAP in the lead-up to the event. The athletes met three years ago and were engaged after Mr Burns, 29, proposed at Brisbane Bay earlier this year - before they knew if they'd be able to legally Wednesday in Australia. (more...)
Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader
- January 09, 2018

They are Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, the North Korean figure skating duo that South Korea desperately hopes will compete in the Winter Olympics next month. They qualified to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but North Korea missed the October 30 deadline to register them. "For North Korea to achieve its desired effects and to attract attention, it will have to dispatch its beauty cheering squad", said An Chan-Il, a defector-turned-researcher who heads the World Institute for North Korea ... (more...)
Nigel Farage congratulates Ukip leader Henry Bolton for affair after European Union meeting Nigel Farage congratulates Ukip leader Henry Bolton for affair after European Union meeting
- January 09, 2018

The most disappointing thing, if I am speaking on behalf of the 17.4 million, a lot of them anyway, is that it's pretty clear that in the talks that have happened so far immigration, frankly, hasn't even been discussed. He added: "I wouldn't say it's a happy new year for the Brexit deal". While Farage has no direct influence on Brexit talks, meeting him was an effort by Barnier to show that his door is "always open". (more...)
Squash: Kiwi wins first round in Saudi Arabia Squash: Kiwi wins first round in Saudi Arabia
- January 09, 2018

Jeddah's King Abdullah Stadium will host the first football match open to women on Friday, January 12, with a game between Al-Ahli and Al-Batin, according to Arab News . She tweeted saying she was excited to take part in the groundbreaking tournament. Ziad Al Turki, the chairman of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the sport's global governing body, is Saudi himself. (more...)
International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics participation decision 'deadline'
- January 09, 2018

South Korea is making preparations for North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, as the two sides prepare for a rare meeting scheduled for Tuesday. "Once this political commitment is clear the International Olympic Committee will take the final decision", the International Olympic Committee continued. (more...)
Neighbors stunned after Baytown woman kills family and herself Neighbors stunned after Baytown woman kills family and herself
- January 09, 2018

Monday. When officers finally got inside, they made the horrific discovery. When they arrived, they found the hotel room's door dead-bolted and later found four people inside had been shot. Both were later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. All four people were guests of the hotel and were staying in the same room, according to the Houston Chronicle . (more...)
72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London 72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London
- January 09, 2018

The call came in at 9.21pm (10.21am NZ time) and roads were closed around the factory, on Waterloo Rd, by London's North Circular. Terrifying pictures show thick black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky as firefighters struggle to bring the flames under control. (more...)
Thousands evacuated from California burn areas Thousands evacuated from California burn areas
- January 09, 2018

A flash flood watch has been issued for parts for Northern California and forecasters are warning rainfall the next two days could trigger mudslides in areas devastated by wildfires in October. (Los Angeles Times). But "no fire" option exists , according to scientists - wildfires were and will always be part of the California ecological landscape and the more frequent, less unsafe fires of the past have yielded to less frequent, more risky fires. (more...)
White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats
- January 09, 2018

Mexico has firmly rejected Trump's demand to pay for the wall, and few doubt that it will be the United States taxpayers who bear the bill if it is built. Despite the spending request, Trump told reporters when asked on Saturday that he still believes Mexico will pay for the border wall - something he repeatedly promised during his campaign. (more...)
Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal
- January 09, 2018

It said, "This rule defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open Internet". The Washington , D.C. -based Internet Association specifically plans to join a lawsuit as an intervening party, aiding the challenge to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's vote in December to repeal regulations that required internet providers like AT&T and Comcast* to treat all web traffic equally, its leader confirmed to Recode . (more...)
WH Defends Trump's Schedule After Report He Doesn't Start Until 11AM
- January 09, 2018

Citing copies of Trump's private schedule, news website Axios said the president's starts are apparently much later now than when he first began his time in office. On Wednesday, in addition to the three hours of " executive time " he'll have in the morning, Trump has an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m. and another three hours of " executive time " until a meeting with the Norwegian Prime Minister. (more...)
Muslims to outnumber Jews in the USA by 2040, new research shows Muslims to outnumber Jews in the USA by 2040, new research shows
- January 09, 2018

Pew estimated that there are 3.45 million Muslims in the United States, comprising just over 1% of the USA population. They projected that by 2040, Muslims will represent the second largest religious group in the country, and by 2050, will make up 2% of the USA population. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon
- January 09, 2018

Leading the month will be a title update that includes a new questline celebrating the arrival of " The Hidden Ones " expansion pack where players will get to explore a different region while fighting against Roman soldiers. New items will be introduced to the stores, including the Almighty Pack, which releases on January 16, and a For Honor pack that will come starting on January 30. (more...)
Regulator Asks Banks to Cool Cryptocurrency Delirium Regulator Asks Banks to Cool Cryptocurrency Delirium
- January 09, 2018

The FSC is conducting on-site inspections into six retail banks over accounts used in trading cryptocurrencies, Choi said. "It only triggers side effects, such as money laundering, fraud, illegal fundraising, hacking attacks and irrational speculation". (more...)
Angela Merkel begins new negotiations for fourth term Angela Merkel begins new negotiations for fourth term
- January 09, 2018

Germany has been led by a caretaker government since September 24, when inconclusive elections weakened Merkel's CDU and the SPD. SPD parliamentary leader Andrea Nahles sounded a conciliatory note, saying she would not draw any red lines ahead of the talks, telling Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "Negotiations mean you don't get 100 percent of your own demands fulfilled". (more...)
Turkey set to extend state of emergency for another 3 months Turkey set to extend state of emergency for another 3 months
- January 09, 2018

The Turkish government today said plans to extend the state of emergency imposed after the 2016 failed coup for the sixth time, despite criticism that it is used to target Ankara's critics. To enact the state of emergency, the government must see serious indications of widespread violence that could interfere with Turkey's democratic environment or its citizens' basic rights and freedoms as established by the Constitution. (more...)
Why 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Moved To Netflix From The CW Why 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Moved To Netflix From The CW
- January 09, 2018

Hyman, in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan . This Sabrina will be much closer related to the comic and have the witch beginning her dark education as a sorceress, while trying to be a normal sophomore at Baxter High, EW notes, and it's going to be a wicked good show. (more...)
Trump says he's 'well prepared' for 2018 agenda
- January 09, 2018

Participants in the meeting have said that the Russian lawyer did not bring any incriminating information on Clinton, and that she shifted the conversation to a discussion of the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 USA law bitterly criticized by the Kremlin that freezes assets of Russian officials deemed responsible for human rights abuses. (more...)
Pope Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed in Church as a 'Language of Love' Pope Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed in Church as a 'Language of Love'
- January 09, 2018

With Michelangelo's famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents - some with other young children in tow - brought 18 girls and 16 boys forward to Francis in the annual ceremony. However, even with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Francis stressed that truly transmitting the faith to one's children "can only be done in love; in the love of the family, of the father and mother, grandmother and grandfather". (more...)
NASL adopts worldwide calendar, cancels spring season NASL adopts worldwide calendar, cancels spring season
- January 09, 2018

Palmer says the options he's exploring would put the Armada on the field sooner than that August timeframe, although without the NASL the team will be playing lower than Division II. The NASL lost three of its eight teams - down from 12 in 2016 - following the 2017 season. The Soc Takes web site reported Monday that Indianapolis plans to shift to the second-tier United Soccer League this season. (more...)
Astronaut John Young, Who Walked on the Moon, Dies at 87
- January 09, 2018

Young was born in San Francisco on September 24, 1930. Before the historic Apollo 10 mission, Young became the first astronaut to orbit the moon alone. "John was more than a good friend", Bush said. "It's very sad to have yet another of America's heroes pass away". "The astronauts would always come back to North American Aviation to visit the plant where the workers had built the spacecraft. (more...)
Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January - White House Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January - White House
- January 09, 2018

Pence was not able to travel to the Middle East in the immediate aftermath of the decision, in part because of protests there but also because Republicans thought Pence would be needed to break a tie vote in the Senate for their tax cut bill. (more...)
Hear David Bowie's previously unreleased demo for Hear David Bowie's previously unreleased demo for "Let's Dance"
- January 09, 2018

Although David Bowie came to prominence and global acclaim during the glam rock era of the early '70s, he had a major second wind in his career during the early '80s, thanks primarily to the album and single " Let's Dance ". This demo gives you, the fans, a bird's eye view of the very start of it! In a statement , producer Nile Rodgers , recalled "I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me". (more...)
Republicans ask for criminal probe into author of Trump dossier
- January 09, 2018

Lindsey Graham alleged in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Steele may have made false statements to the FBI about his communications with USA news outlets regarding the dossier. Mr Steele - who founded and runs Orbis Business Intelligence in London - is said to have passed on his findings to both U.S. and United Kingdom intelligence in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Justin Amash responds to Sessions' marijuana enforcement Justin Amash responds to Sessions' marijuana enforcement
- January 09, 2018

Doug Ducey said Friday. The Cole memo, written in 2013 by then Deputy Attorney General James Cole, directed USA attorneys throughout the country to refrain from using federal resources to prosecute cannabis cases in states that had legalized it for medical use. (more...)
Boost Mobile releases new LG Tribute DYNASTY budget phone Boost Mobile releases new LG Tribute DYNASTY budget phone
- January 09, 2018

The earlier LG Tribute we remember was released over three years ago followed by the LG Tribute 2 , LG Tribute HD , and the LG Tribute 5 . The phone has octa-core CPU with Mediatek SoC but exact Chipset name was not specified. It supports 4G LTE/LTE Plus along with 2×20 carrier aggregation. In addition to all these, the Tribute Dynasty features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Oprah Winfrey on considering a run for president: 'Okaay!' Oprah Winfrey on considering a run for president: 'Okaay!'
- January 09, 2018

Oprah Winfrey's acceptance speech for winning the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night's Golden Globes was inspiring, but NBC's social media reaction to the moment drew boos from many online. If Mr Trump truly has redefined the modern United States presidency - of what being president means and what it takes to get to the White House - then Sunday night may have been the starting gun of an extraordinary 2020 campaign. (more...)
Governor, Deputy CM pay tributes to Mufti Sayeed Governor, Deputy CM pay tributes to Mufti Sayeed
- January 09, 2018

Speaking after the award ceremony, Nitish in the context of J&K said that "no solution would come through confrontation and all disputes can be resolved through dialogue". Governor observed that all governments need to work dutifully, in a transparent and accountable manner, and achieve their goals in an equitable and inclusive manner. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana
- January 09, 2018

Here's what they have to say. It's not a good day to be a U.S. Attorney, according to Mason Walker, CEO of the Oregon-based CBD producer East Fork Cultivars , who says federal law enforcers will have to make a tough decision to back the will of the people or the special interests of politicians like Sessions. (more...)
Marijuana Is Banned At Coachella, Even Though It's Perfectly Legal In California Marijuana Is Banned At Coachella, Even Though It's Perfectly Legal In California
- January 09, 2018

Marijuana and marijuana products aren't allowed inside [the festival]. "The promoter has a standing right to the property, and they can determine what can and cannot be brought onto the premises", he said. It's the reason why selfie sticks, air horns and hula hoops are allowed banned from Coachella . It's possible the Coachella organizers are simply trying to keep favor with the local community. (more...)

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