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FDNY: At least 14 injured in 7-alarm fire in Manhattan FDNY: At least 14 injured in 7-alarm fire in Manhattan
- January 09, 2018

While residents were being offered support, more than 200 firefighters and EMS personnel were still battling the fire, as of 5:40 p.m., an FDNY official said. The building has 133 apartments in it. "I turned the corner and I see people from the building, 'who called you?'". "I just thank God they were there and they made it when they did, 'cause it could have been worse", she said. (more...)
Oprah could run for president after her incredible Golden Globes speech Oprah could run for president after her incredible Golden Globes speech
- January 09, 2018

Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. Republican President Donald Trump would gladly face Winfrey - one of the United States' wealthiest women and long associated with Democratic politics and fundraising - as in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday. (more...)
Iran deal good for regional stability: Kazakh UN envoy Iran deal good for regional stability: Kazakh UN envoy
- January 09, 2018

Five businesses tied to Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG), which plays a key role in Iran's ballistic missile program, were sanctioned last week by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). "As the Iranian people suffer, their government and the IRGC fund foreign militants, terrorist groups, and human rights abuses". The United States has said it would consider scrapping the deal. (more...)
Macron uses horse diplomacy to woo China
- January 09, 2018

After visiting China's emblematic sites, Macron will leave for Beijing, where President Xi Jinping will welcome him officially on Tuesday at the Great Hall of the People. Yes, Macron offered Chinese president Xi Jinping a horse. He praised China , the world´s top polluter, for committing to the Paris accord after President Donald Trump gave notification of America´s withdrawal. (more...)
Oprah's Golden Globes speech about Recy Taylor resonated in metro Detroit Oprah's Golden Globes speech about Recy Taylor resonated in metro Detroit
- January 09, 2018

Colbert also made jabs at President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in his jokes. (more...)
If Oprah is serious, here's what she'll have to do If Oprah is serious, here's what she'll have to do
- January 09, 2018

But if politics is a money game, then the odds are still long. "I don't think at this point she's actually considering it", King said on CBS amid an outpouring of speculation sparked by Winfrey's stirring speech at Sunday's Golden Globes . (more...)
Pacers Olivier, Ngidi added to Proteas squad for second Test Pacers Olivier, Ngidi added to Proteas squad for second Test
- January 09, 2018

Olivier has appeared in five Tests for South Africa- all of them in 2017, Ngidi has played three T20Is since making his worldwide debut in a match against Sri Lanka previous year. South Africa also have allrounder Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo to choose from. FULL PROTEAS SQUAD: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj , Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso ... (more...)
Jailed Uttar Pradesh MLA Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack, shifted to hospital Jailed Uttar Pradesh MLA Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack, shifted to hospital
- January 09, 2018

According to some reports, Mr Ansari complained of chest pain when his wife Afsa Ansari came to see him in jail and on seeing his condition, even she suffered a heart attack. In June 2016, Ansari had announced QED's merger with Samajwadi Party in presence of Shivpal Yadav, the then state unit president of the party. In 2010, Ansari and his brothers floated the Quami Ekta Dal which merged with BSP in 2017. (more...)
Warriors forward Durant out against Nuggets due to calf injury Warriors forward Durant out against Nuggets due to calf injury
- January 09, 2018

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Golden State is favored at home, as the Warriors are getting odds of -10.5 points against Denver . "I didn't think he played that well, but this is Steph Curry". Durant , though, could miss his third consecutive game. The Warriors have covered in their last two games. The highlight play of Golden State's burst? Gary Harris finished with 22 points and Trey Lyles and Jamal Murray added 21 points apiece for Denver , which lost for the fourth ... (more...)
Four policemen among five martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly Four policemen among five martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly
- January 09, 2018

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack, senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP. A truck damaged in the explosion. In recent months, the province has faced a number of security challenges, with security personnel in the province often being targeted in roadside explosions and suicide attacks . (more...)
Macron appeals to China over climate change and boosting ties Macron appeals to China over climate change and boosting ties
- January 09, 2018

Macron is beginning the three-day visit in Xian as a gesture to Chinese President Xi Jinping's colossal New Silk Road project , an ambitious initiative to connect Asia and Europe by road, rail and sea. Macron and Xi also vowed to keep up the fight against climate change - a key pledge in the face of US President Donald Trump's vow to withdraw from the Paris accord. (more...)
One Killed as Protests against Rising Prices Build up in Tunisia One Killed as Protests against Rising Prices Build up in Tunisia
- January 09, 2018

During the protest, security forces tried to prevent some protesting youths from burning down a government building. The economy has been in crisis since a 2011 uprising unseated the government and two major militant attacks in 2015 damaged tourism, which comprises 8% of gross domestic product. (more...)
Miller slams CNN for 'low journalistic standards' during Fox interview Miller slams CNN for 'low journalistic standards' during Fox interview
- January 09, 2018

Miller appeared on Tapper's "State of the Union" program Sunday morning to defend the president from charges leveled in the new book by journalist Michael Wolff, " Fire and Fury ", about the purported dysfunction in the White House . The book made numerous allegations, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon's suggesting that Donald Trump was likely to meet Russian lawyers in the runup to his presidential campaign. (more...)
Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow
- January 09, 2018

The DMK has said that the AIADMK does not have required number of MLAs to be in the power, reported News18. Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies chose to boycott Governor Banwarilal Purohit's maiden address on Monday, as the first assembly session of the year commenced with a noisy prelude. (more...)
Marvel's All-New Exiles Unveils Mystery Fifth Character Marvel's All-New Exiles Unveils Mystery Fifth Character
- January 09, 2018

According to a report by Comicosity , this redesigned Valkyrie is joining a team that also includes the oddball alt-heroes Blink, a pink-skinned mutant teleporter; Iron Lad, an alternate version of Kang the Conquerer ; Khan, as in Kamala Khan, a grown-up, apocalypse-surviving version of Ms. (more...)
Matt Hancock made culture secretary after reshuffle Matt Hancock made culture secretary after reshuffle
- January 09, 2018

Hancock was previously culture minister, a position he took up in July 2016. Last night he tweeted that he was "thrilled" to have landed the brief. "Matt's worked closely with our industry in his previous role and is well-versed with the issues facing digital advertising, as well as being a great advocate of the industry's ability to effectively self-regulate", Mew added. (more...)
More than 100 arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep More than 100 arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep
- January 09, 2018

German authorities said the men were suspected of blackmail and money laundering, and that the detentions were carried out at the request of Italian authorities. Italian investigators described the Farao-Marincolas as a "criminal holding company" that runs businesses worth millions... A statement from the para-military Carabinieri police said the operation had dismantled a major clan of the 'Ndrangheta organised crime group, which is based in the southern Calabria region. (more...)
Toby Young stands down from universities regulator
- January 09, 2018

Claiming that his "appointment has become a distraction from its vital work of broadening access to higher education and defending academic freedom", Young affirmed his positive "track record" against the barrage of claims against him, "unreservedly" apologising for allegations of "ill-judged" past conduct, but acknowledging that such history is only a detriment to the work of the Office for Students . (more...)
Iran's top leader blames US, Israel for inciting recent unrests Iran's top leader blames US, Israel for inciting recent unrests
- January 09, 2018

Iran's supreme leader said on Tuesday that Iran had foiled attempts by the USA and Britain to create unrest during a wave of protests, according to state media. Khamenei described the recent wave of violence that hit some areas of the country as "fireworks and vicious acts", Press TV reported. "[These incidents] occur nowhere in the world", the Leader said , in an apparent reference to the people's massive show of support for the establishment. (more...)
University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit
- January 09, 2018

Padgett's attorney Kyle Bristow, based in MI, said Padgett will seek a jury trial and injunctive relief in the form of a court order, which would require UC to drop "anything more than a reasonable rental fee" as well as $2 million in general and punitive damages. (more...)
Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured
- January 09, 2018

Services have been affected following the incident. Prasa spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: "One of the trains was authorised to be stationary there and it was waiting for a manual signal for it to leave the station". "The safety of our commuters is on top of our agenda and we'll never stop prioritise their safety within our operation". Mofokeng says any findings which can assist avoiding a reassurance will be implemented. (more...)
Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary
- January 09, 2018

Gonzalo Montoya, 29, was serving a prison sentence in Asturias for theft when he was found unconscious in his cell on Sunday (local time). "[Pathologists] had already marked the body to open it with the scalpel", Jiménez's relatives told Spanish newspaper Il Mattino . (more...)
Prominent Hamas figure shot in head in Gaza, critically injured Prominent Hamas figure shot in head in Gaza, critically injured
- January 09, 2018

The Hamas terrorist group said Tuesday that one of its senior officials is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon. Al-Alami, 62, was admitted to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he is reportedly clinging to life as he undergoes surgery. Al-Alami, who is a mechanical engineer by training, suffered serious leg injuries during the Israel-Gaza war in the summer of 2014, in circumstances that are not totally clear. (more...)
Salvadorans face deportation from United States by 2019 Salvadorans face deportation from United States by 2019
- January 09, 2018

Monday's pending announcement is in line with the Trump administration's wider goal of reducing legal immigration to the United States and increasing deportations, said Kevin Appleby of the New York-based Center for Migration Studies. The Salvadorans were granted TPS after a pair of 2001 earthquakes slammed the country. Senior DHS officials told reporters Monday that the families would have to make that decision, and that the impact on American businesses, among other potential ... (more...)
Sahara Desert Receives 15 Inches Snow Giving it a Beautiful White Carpet Sahara Desert Receives 15 Inches Snow Giving it a Beautiful White Carpet
- January 09, 2018

The majority of snowfall was concentrated on dunes on the outskirts of the town. Ain Sefra, which was founded in 1881 as a French garrison town, sees average high temperatures of over 37C in summer and has seen record lows of -10.2C in winter. (more...)
Mekhi Brown on tiff with assistant: 'Don't want to talk about it' Mekhi Brown on tiff with assistant: 'Don't want to talk about it'
- January 09, 2018

When ESPN's cameras cut over to Brown again, he was being brought to the ground while gesturing angrily on the Tide's sideline. It's unclear who was the target of Brown's outburst, but the man appears to be wearing a sideline pass, which would indicate that he's not a member of the coaching staff. (more...)
Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman
- January 09, 2018

British Prime Minister May is reshuffling her cabinet. However, May was urged to use the opportunity for a wider shake-up of her team, with initial speculation that she could use the reshuffle to remove top ministers such as Philip Hammond , the chancellor, or Boris Johnson , the foreign secretary. (more...)
Syrian reports claim Israeli jets strike army positions near Damascus Syrian reports claim Israeli jets strike army positions near Damascus
- January 09, 2018

The statement further detailed that the Israeli jets targeted the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus , according to Reuters report. The Syrian army statement described the attack as a "flagrant Israeli aggression" and renewed its warning of the unsafe repercussions of such attacks, holding Israel "fully responsibility for its consequences". (more...)
Netanyahu's son brags about father's controversial gas deals in leaked audio Netanyahu's son brags about father's controversial gas deals in leaked audio
- January 09, 2018

They stated that the recording was "edited in a manipulative [way] and was carried out in a shameful and illegal manner by a driver employed by the office of prime minister". The phrase has been a regular refrain from the prime minister's camp as he has sought to dismiss corruption accusations against him. The Netanyahus in a statement denounced the broadcast of the recording, saying it was part of a 'witch-hunt against the family that has reached an unprecedented low'. (more...)
Apartment fire reported in downtown Redding Apartment fire reported in downtown Redding
- January 09, 2018

Wisegarver said the fire started because the burning spider crawled onto a nearby mattress setting it on fire. Fire officials say the blaze spread from the mattress to a collection of flags and curtains inside the bedroom. As for Wisegarver and the two men living in the apartment, they are going to have to find another place to live. Fire officials say they responded to 2534 Waldon Street in Redding around noon for a fire at a townhouse. (more...)

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