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Tiffany Haddish Charms NY Film Critics Circle Awards With Epic Acceptance Speech Tiffany Haddish Charms NY Film Critics Circle Awards With Epic Acceptance Speech
- January 12, 2018

Critics are gaga over Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, and the performance of her muse, Saoirse Ronan , just in from Scotland by way of Palm Beach for her award, and to see Beanie Feldstein , her film bestie who would have been present if not for the loss of a family member. (more...)
Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery
- January 12, 2018

The business is next door to where one of Thursday mornings armed robberies happened. Officers later received a second complaint same description but this time in the 200 Block of E. During the robbery, the victim told police that the suspect he had met before told one of the other suspects to "pop them". The second suspect wasn't caught. (more...)
Bryan Fuller is working on a 'Lestat' TV show with Anne Rice Bryan Fuller is working on a 'Lestat' TV show with Anne Rice
- January 12, 2018

The writer and producer, who exited as showrunner of Starz's American Gods last fall, has officially joined the team bringing Anne Rice's best-selling novels The Vampire Chronicles to television. For months now, we've been developing written material that focuses Lestat's story for television while also delivering on the promises Mom made to her fans past year when she first announced her intentions for the show. (more...)
Knesset, gov. to be in Jerusalem regardless of peace deal: Netanyahu Knesset, gov. to be in Jerusalem regardless of peace deal: Netanyahu
- January 12, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit India next week and ways to further deepen the already close defence ties between the two countries may figure during his talks with Indian leaders here, the report added. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated on Wednesday that the government and Knesset headquarters will be in Jerusalem, regardless of the peace negotiations' results, Sputnik new agency reported. (more...)
Japan refuses South Korea's call to do more for 'comfort women' Japan refuses South Korea's call to do more for 'comfort women'
- January 12, 2018

In terms of bilateral economic relations, Abe said he wanted an agreement avoiding double taxation as soon as possible to develop investment between Japan and Estonia, and increase economic exchange. Under the agreement reached Dec 28, 2015, South Korea and Japan promised to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the so-called comfort women issue. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Wednesday at a regular press briefing Beijing's position on the issue of the victims has not changed, ... (more...)
May wants plastic-free aisles put into supermarkets May wants plastic-free aisles put into supermarkets
- January 12, 2018

Speaking at the launch of the government's 25-year environmental plan , May said: "In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly". Marcus Gover, CEO at WRAP explained that the scheme will "transform the United Kingdom plastics system" as opposed to the "piecemeal" solution offered so far. (more...)
Czech PM to support current president in upcoming presidential election Czech PM to support current president in upcoming presidential election
- January 12, 2018

His most serious challenger is Jiri Drahos , a chemical engineer and former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences who has campaigned on anchoring the Czech Republic's place in Europe . Zeman has the support of embattled billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis , who on Thursday said he saw the incumbent as "one of the most remarkable personalities" since the fall of communism in 1989. (more...)
Issa district now 'Leans Democratic,' prognosticator says Issa district now 'Leans Democratic,' prognosticator says
- January 12, 2018

Issa had just managed to win in the 2016 general election with just half a percentage point. Billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer seized on the news of Issa's retirement as another sign that Republicans could be in trouble in the November 6 midterm elections. (more...)
Missouri Governor Admits to Extramarital Affair, Denies Blackmail Accusations Missouri Governor Admits to Extramarital Affair, Denies Blackmail Accusations
- January 12, 2018

Eric Greitens , responding to media reports , acknowledged Wednesday night that he was unfaithful to his wife "a few years ago" before being elected. As governor, Greitens has alienated some state lawmakers in his own party with sometimes scathing criticism of the legislature. The two ended up talking and developed a mutual chemistry, which led to Greitens inviting the woman to his house. (more...)
Korean site, hints future nuke test Korean site, hints future nuke test
- January 12, 2018

The images, taken on December 28, 2017 and revealed on Thursday by US-based website 38North, show that significant tunnel excavation activities were being carried out in the so-called Western Portal in Punggye-ri, in northeastern North Korea, Efe news reported. (more...)
Here's why the Iran protests are significant Here's why the Iran protests are significant
- January 12, 2018

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in his official statement accused " enemies of Iran " of stirring days of protests and said that he would address the nation about the recent events "when the time was right". But such excuses may well be viewed within a skeptical Iranian society as the falsehoods they are. The Russian foreign ministry also said: "We express the hope that the situation won't develop under the scenario of bloodshed and violence". (more...)
Teacher accused of telling black student he may be lynched Teacher accused of telling black student he may be lynched
- January 12, 2018

Paperwork about the incident and the training classes were added to her school records Thursday (Jan. 11). After Nathan told his mother, she contacted Thole for an explanation - which she said was worse than her son reported. "If I had just taken two seconds to think before used the world "lynch", I would have not hurt a student. I am deeply sorry and I hope that you can forgive me". (more...)
State Department of Licensing gives residents' personal information to ICE agents State Department of Licensing gives residents' personal information to ICE agents
- January 12, 2018

Under President Trump , ICE has significantly expanded immigration enforcement, arresting undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants in their homes or when they check in with USA federal agents as part of immigration court cases. "7-Eleven takes compliance with immigration laws seriously and has terminated the franchise agreements of franchisees convicted of violating these laws". (more...)
USA to suggest intercepting North Korea ships to allies at Vancouver meeting USA to suggest intercepting North Korea ships to allies at Vancouver meeting
- January 12, 2018

In January, Pyongyang and Seoul agreed to hold high-level bilateral talks to discuss the North's potential participation in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, as well as other issues related to improving relations. Trump chose to not comment though when he was asked if he has spoken with the North Korean leader. I'm not saying I have or haven't. "I don't want to comment on it". (more...)
Crown Jewels were 'hidden in biscuit tin during war' Crown Jewels were 'hidden in biscuit tin during war'
- January 12, 2018

Her Majesty gave a rare insight into her life as head of state in upcoming BBC documentary The Coronation , set to air on Sunday night on BBC One. She added: "You can't look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up". Because if you did your neck would break, it would fall off. She says: "They were meant to be Queen Elizabeth's earrings (Elizabeth I)". (more...)
50 firefighters tackle fire at Nottingham station 50 firefighters tackle fire at Nottingham station
- January 12, 2018

Furthermore, there have been road closures around the station with Notts Police tweeting: 'Station St, Carrington St & Queen's Rd are closed use to a fire at #Nottingham Train Station. Crews arrived at 6.30 on Friday morning to a "significant fire" that was travelling across the main lines of the station, Bryn Coleman from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service told the. (more...)
AMBER Alert issued for abducted 3-month-old girl from Charlotte AMBER Alert issued for abducted 3-month-old girl from Charlotte
- January 12, 2018

The suspect, 23-year-old Jonathan Jarquise Bennett, is still missing and should be considered armed and risky, police said. Jonathan Bennett , 23, is reportedly being sought for his connection to the woman's death and it is also believed that he took the 2-month-old with him when he left the home. (more...)
Ecuador Officially Adopts Large Adult Son Julian Assange Ecuador Officially Adopts Large Adult Son Julian Assange
- January 12, 2018

Assange moved to the embassy in Central London in 2012 as he tried to avoid extradition to Sweden over charges of rape and sexual assault. Ecuador has considered giving Assange a diplomatic status to allow him to leave the Embassy in London , but the United Kingdom is pushing back at the suggestion. (more...)
Collegium clears Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph as Supreme Court judges Collegium clears Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph as Supreme Court judges
- January 12, 2018

Justice KM Joseph had in 2016 pronounced a judgement quashing the President's rule imposed in Uttarkhand. Second-senior most justice J Chelameswar said the administration of the SC was not in order. She is associated with NGO Save Life Foundation and was the counsel in the 2013 case when Supreme Court recommended laws for good Samaritans who save lives in road accidents. (more...)
Turkish citizens traveling to United States 'face risk of arbitrary arrest' - Ankara Turkish citizens traveling to United States 'face risk of arbitrary arrest' - Ankara
- January 12, 2018

The warning also pointed out the risk of "arbitrary arrests" of Turkish citizens, saying judicial decisions could be made by pre-established, unfounded claims and slander of the networks of USA -based Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the 2016 coup attempt. (more...)
'No grounds' to expel student sex offender: University of Calgary 'No grounds' to expel student sex offender: University of Calgary
- January 12, 2018

Neurauter was a student at the University of Calgary", Marshall said in the statement. The University of Calgary says it is not expelling Connor Neurauter, but has advised him to stay away from its campus for the remainder of the term. The University of Calgary's Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club called the punishment Neurauter received shameful. According to Marshall's statement, students are unlikely to encounter Neurauter on campus. (more...)
Women are making football history in Saudi Arabia Women are making football history in Saudi Arabia
- January 12, 2018

Saudi royals rarely speak out against the government or counter official narratives, preferring to handle their disagreements in private for fear of showing cracks within the ruling family. He said the princes were then arrested and sent to al-Ha'ir prison pending trial. Prince Mohammed, 32, is the Saudi crown prince and defence minister. (more...)
Queensland Driver's License to be Gender Free Queensland Driver's License to be Gender Free
- January 12, 2018

A requirement for Queenslanders to detail their height has also been removed, after concerns that the collection of personal information by transport authorities was potentially discriminatory. "They should have been (included in the document) and we've asked that this additional information be included". However, drivers are still required to select a gender when applying for a license, but this information will not be displayed on the physical license. (more...)
Pakistan Zainab Murder: Girl's Father Speaks Of Devastating Grief Pakistan Zainab Murder: Girl's Father Speaks Of Devastating Grief
- January 12, 2018

The victim was last known to have attended a tuition centre near her house in the Road Kot area last Thursday on January 4, after which she went missing, Dawn reported. Riots erupted in Kasur over police inaction after reports of the alleged rape and murder of the girl began circulating on social media. Recovery of the girl's body on Tuesday and the brutal manner in which she was murdered sparked off protests in Kasur and prompted a strike in the city. (more...)
Hume's hat-trick powers Blasters' victory over Delhi Hume's hat-trick powers Blasters' victory over Delhi
- January 12, 2018

Dynamos, who were left with four points from nine outings compared to Blasters' 11 points, did restore parity in the 44th minute through skipper Pritam Kotal, but was completely outclassed in the second half by the brilliance of Hume. Delhi's flamboyant forward Chhangte shifted to a more central role from then onwards as Delhi tried to build the attack from the centre through him. (more...)
Jerusalem is not for sale: Palestine on Trump's aid threat Jerusalem is not for sale: Palestine on Trump's aid threat
- January 12, 2018

The Trump administration wants to cut funding to a United Nations agency aiding millions of Palestinian refugees to coerce Palestine into talks with Israel , Russian Today reported . Both Israel and the Palestinians claim parts of Jerusalem as their capital, with the issue a linchpin in efforts to arrive at a two-state solution. (more...)
Abbas urged to condemn killing of rabbi at illegal West Bank outpost Abbas urged to condemn killing of rabbi at illegal West Bank outpost
- January 12, 2018

No group immediately said it was behind the shooting, but the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the attackers. "The Zionist occupation government bears all the consequences of its extreme racist policies", the statement continued. (more...)
Maharashtra violence: Shiv Sena tears into Centre Maharashtra violence: Shiv Sena tears into Centre
- January 12, 2018

January 03 (ANI): In response to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over caste violence gripping Maharashtra , Union Minister Hansraj Ahir on Wednesday said people should know the ground situation before making any statement. (more...)
Protests in Mumbai, trains halted over Bhima-Koregaon violence Protests in Mumbai, trains halted over Bhima-Koregaon violence
- January 12, 2018

Hundreds of commuters were spotted walking on the railway tracks. The outrage broke out in various parts of the state including Mumbai , where protesters staged a Rail Roko. "The shutdown has received tremendous response all over". The government has ordered a judicial inquiry and "root cause of the violence will be clear after the probe", she added. (more...)
Mexican President Says He's 'Optimistic' About NAFTA Deal Mexican President Says He's 'Optimistic' About NAFTA Deal
- January 12, 2018

Flags are pictured during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City in November. But while the government is hoping for the best from negotiations to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated Thursday that it's also prepared for the worst: a USA withdrawal from the continental trade pact. (more...)

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