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United Nations urges Israel to stop deportation of African migrants United Nations urges Israel to stop deportation of African migrants
- January 10, 2018

The UNHCR issued its appeal to Israel after interviewing about 80 cases of people who had left Israel with their $3,500 prize, only to risk their lives by taking risky journeys to Europe, traveling many hundreds of miles through conflict zones in South Sudan, Sudan and Libya. (more...)
Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game
- January 10, 2018

The president appeared to sing part of the anthem with his hand held over his heart. In a not-so-veiled slap at the Kneel-FL, President Donald Trump hit the field for the national anthem before tonight's Alabama-Georgia College Football Playoff Championship Game in Atlanta . (more...)
Saudi princes detained after protest over utility bills Saudi princes detained after protest over utility bills
- January 10, 2018

The soldiers fighting on the kingdom's war with Yemen on the southern frontier, will receive a 5,000 Saudi riyals (US$1,333) bonus while state employees will get a 1,000 riyals a month as a "cost of living" allowance for one year, according to the royal decree carried by the state news agency. (more...)
Calgary police issue warrant for swatting call last month Calgary police issue warrant for swatting call last month
- January 10, 2018

She came out of the apartment and told police the shooting and hostage scenario was fake. Investigators believe the victim was targeted following an online encounter earlier that same day. She exited, spoke to police and they confirmed there was no incident at the location. "Swatting calls have the potential to create significant risks for both public and officer safety and can require an extensive amount of resources to respond and investigate". (more...)
Who is 'Fire and Fury' author Michael Wolff? Who is 'Fire and Fury' author Michael Wolff?
- January 10, 2018

The book quickly sold out in shops in the USA capital, with some people even lining up at midnight to get their hands on it and others circulating pirated copies. "The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump", reads an excerpt shared in The Guardian . (more...)
Censor Board rebuffs rumours of 300 cuts in Padmavat Censor Board rebuffs rumours of 300 cuts in Padmavat
- January 10, 2018

Even the trailer of both these films was appreciated by the audience. Most of the film industry's actors and filmmakers have chosen to not comment about the protests and ridiculous demand to ban the film. Deepika Padukone plays the titular role of Rani Padmini while Ranveer Singh essays the role of invader Alauddin Khilji in the film that stars Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh.The film is said to be based on Malik Mohammad Jayasi's poem Padmavat . (more...)
Friend of Kurt Cobain Shares Rare Nirvana Demo Tapes From the '80s Friend of Kurt Cobain Shares Rare Nirvana Demo Tapes From the '80s
- January 10, 2018

The recordings were shared by John Purkey , an old friend of Kurt Cobain's , according to effect of Sound. The tapes include early recordings of tracks that would go on to make Bleach , including audio pre-Dave Grohl recordings featuring Chad Channing on drums. (more...)
Eurozone Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2009 Eurozone Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2009
- January 10, 2018

Eurozone unemployment rate declined to the lowest since 2009 as robust activity created more jobs in the 19-nation currency bloc. The subsequent eurozone debt crisis, however, during which several countries in the region reduced their levels of public-sector employment as part of austerity measures, saw the rate move back above 12% in 2013. (more...)
Trump dossier author had concerns about Russian blackmail Trump dossier author had concerns about Russian blackmail
- January 10, 2018

Three separate congressional committees are investigating Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign: the Senate judiciary and intelligence committees, and the House intelligence committee . (more...)
"No place" for bump stocks in CT
- January 10, 2018

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, further burnishing his hallmark common-sense gun safety initiative, has proposed legislation to ban the bump stock, the weapon attachment that can turn a conventional semi-automatic rifle into a rapid-fire slaughtering machine - in CT. (more...)
David Byrne Drops New Song & Announce Album In March David Byrne Drops New Song & Announce Album In March
- January 10, 2018

The record will be released on March 9. Byrne has shared a track from American Utopia , " Everybody's Coming to My House ", which was co-written with Brian Eno and can be heard in the video below. "Is this meant ironically?" Tickets for his first scheduled US shows are already sold out, although Byrne assured that he will have additional shows in his itinerary, including a show at Coachella in April. (more...)
Court Strikes Down GOP's North Carolina Congressional Gerrymander Court Strikes Down GOP's North Carolina Congressional Gerrymander
- January 10, 2018

The judges gave lawmakers until January 24 to propose a "remedial plan", but cautioned that the court would begin preparations to issue a map of its own if it found the new district lines deficient. "Nor could they. Neither the Supreme Court nor any lower court has recognized any such interest furthered by partisan gerrymandering", North Carolina Circuit Court Judge James Wynn, who was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, wrote in the majority opinion. (more...)
After Fires, Thousands Evacuate In Southern Calif. Over Risk Of Mudslides After Fires, Thousands Evacuate In Southern Calif. Over Risk Of Mudslides
- January 10, 2018

Van Hecke says he was told of the death by the Rohters' daughter. At least three homes in Santa Barbara County have been completely destroyed, the county's fire department spokesperson Mike Eliason told HuffPost, and local reporters said at least two people had been killed. (more...)
Hero whale saves snorkeler from tiger shark in the Pacific Ocean Hero whale saves snorkeler from tiger shark in the Pacific Ocean
- January 10, 2018

The video, which was published Monday on YouTube, shows the moment the whale pushed the snorkeler through the water as a large tiger shark was seen lurking close. 'I've spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin. (more...)
What Federal Changes Mean for Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program What Federal Changes Mean for Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program
- January 10, 2018

On Thursday, Jeff Sessions rescinded the 2013 Obama administration guidance that suggested the federal government would not intervene in USA states where the drug is legal, which has opened the door for several states to legalize pot for medical and recreational purposes. (more...)
Ecuador looks to solve standoff over WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Ecuador looks to solve standoff over WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
- January 10, 2018

Assange, an Australian citizen now aged 46, moved into Ecuador's embassy to avoid arrest over a now-dropped Swedish investigation into rape allegations. But now Assange has apparently drawn the wrath of the South American country's president, and Ecuador is seeking out a third country or individual to mediate his safe passage from its embassy in the United Kingdom. (more...)
WW3 with North Korea 'coming pretty soon' - shock war prediction WW3 with North Korea 'coming pretty soon' - shock war prediction
- January 10, 2018

Earlier this week rogue leader Kim Jong-un sparked United States fury by warning the nation is "within range" of his nuclear arsenal, and the button is always on his desk. Mr Trump said on Twitter. He added: "Mike Pompeo reaffirmed once again that we are only months away from North Korea reaching their final technological objective of nuclearising ICBMs capable of re-entry from outer space". (more...)
Israeli motorist shot dead in West Bank Israeli motorist shot dead in West Bank
- January 10, 2018

Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live in more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built since Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967. A UN Security Council denounced Israeli settlements in December 2016. The Israeli army said on Twitter that troops were searching the Nablus area for the suspected shooter. Fourteen Palestinians have been killed in unrest since President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that the United States was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Press freedom honoured at Golden Globes Press freedom honoured at Golden Globes
- January 10, 2018

Trump's attacks on the media are vicious and frequent, and he has responded to criticism by threatening lawsuits and the removal of broadcast licenses . Terming Turkey "the world's worst jailer of journalists", CPJ said that with at least 73 behind bars when it conducted its most recent prison census on December 1. (more...)
Hoping for a new start, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party head
- January 09, 2018

It was later confirmed that Brandon Lewis , formerly immigration minister, was the new party chairman. However, the prime minister's attempt to stamp her authority on her party was overshadowed by the botched changes at cabinet level, in which Jeremy Hunt refused to give up his job as health secretary and Greening refused to take the role of work and pensions secretary. (more...)
FAH supports Alex Azar for HHS secretary FAH supports Alex Azar for HHS secretary
- January 09, 2018

Lawmakers at Azar's confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee, like those at an earlier hearing before a separate panel, grilled him repeatedly about his plans to bring down drug prices and his role in pricing decisions in his last job, as president of Eli Lilly's USA business. (more...)
Seoul says North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South
- January 09, 2018

In their first formal talks in more than two years, South Korea proposed the two sides march together during the opening and closing ceremonies and form a joint cheering team, Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung told a briefing. Seoul has been keen to proclaim the Games in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of the DMZ, a "peace Olympics" but it needs Pyongyang to attend to make the description meaningful. (more...)
Collision on Perimeter Highway leads to serious injuries Collision on Perimeter Highway leads to serious injuries
- January 09, 2018

Initial investigation has determined that he had exited his vehicle and was struck by a passing semi. It crossed the southbound lane but paused for northbound traffic to clear, blocking part of the southbound lanes. The SUV did not stop and may have been unaware of the collision that happened after it had passed the semi. RCMP had the southbound lanes of the Perimeter closed for approximately four hours while they investigated. (more...)
Duke Energy (DUK) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows
- January 09, 2018

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC now owns 1,262 shares of the company's stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
United States says 'viral attack' among the theories in Cuba illnesses United States says 'viral attack' among the theories in Cuba illnesses
- January 09, 2018

Washington says 24 USA government officials and spouses fell ill in Havana in their homes and some hotels starting in 2016. He said there had been an "acoustic element" associated with the sensations and feeling experienced by diplomats who fell ill. (more...)
Trump to sign executive order expanding veterans' mental health services Trump to sign executive order expanding veterans' mental health services
- January 09, 2018

Shulkin said. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told reporters that this order is an attempt to reduce the number of suicides among veterans. The new order will cost about $200 million year to implement, money that will be diverted from the agencies' current budgets, a senior administration official said. (more...)
HC asks Amala Paul to appear before Crime Branch
- January 09, 2018

In the bail plea, the actor has claimed that the case is false. The court made this observation while considering the anticipatory bail plea of Amala Paul. The vehicle is registered at the address of the rented house at Puducherry and the vehicle is used in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu , and Bengaluru mainly. (more...)
2 schoolchildren die after lorry rams bus waiting shed in Nilambur 2 schoolchildren die after lorry rams bus waiting shed in Nilambur
- January 09, 2018

The driver of the truck, who was also injured in the accident, reportedly told the police that he dozed off while driving. The mishap occurred at around 9.30 am when the students were waiting for their bus at the bus shelter. Mustafa (64), the driver of the truck, has been admitted to Nilambur Taluq Hospital. The two victims, Poovathinkal Fida (14) and Mohammed Shamil (8), as identified by the Vazhikkadavu police, are students at the Manimooli Christ King High School. (more...)
Senate Dems demand release of Fusion GPS interview Senate Dems demand release of Fusion GPS interview
- January 09, 2018

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to release transcripts of an interview with a founder of the firm that commissioned the controversial dossier about President Donald Trump and Russian Federation. Glenn Simpson testified before the Senate Judiciary committee for almost 10 hours about the creation of the document. Increasingly, the Democrats and Republicans on the committee are going in different directions - with Grassley moving to investigate matters involving Clinton when she was secretary of ... (more...)
Hundreds Of Bats 'Boil' After Extreme Heat
- January 09, 2018

A critical portion of Campbelltown's flying fox colony died from the heat, as surging temperatures left many dead on the ground and still suspended among the trees. Without the commitment of such a dedicated team of WIRES volunteers there is no doubt the death toll would have been much higher'. Groups of the animals were found "dead on the ground" or "hanging in trees", with many of those that perished believed to be baby bats. (more...)

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