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Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies have got united against Iran in recent days Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies have got united against Iran in recent days
- January 13, 2018

In his letter, Iranian UN envoy Gholamali Khoshroo said the United States had a track record of intervening in Iranian affairs. The protests began Thursday over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. Where is the violence happening? A Video clip circulated on social media, shows the last night clashes in the city. According to official figures, 90 percent of those arrested were under 25 years old. (more...)
Trump says United States could 'conceivably' re-enter Paris Climate deal Trump says United States could 'conceivably' re-enter Paris Climate deal
- January 13, 2018

Analysts say South Korea could find itself in a tight spot, sandwiched between its desire to improve ties with Pyongyang and to work with Washington to denuclearise the North. The talks were held for the first time since 2015 and Moon credited Trump for sparking them, according to Reuters . "It was so reported today that ... (more...)
Passports to come in two colours, with blank last page Passports to come in two colours, with blank last page
- January 13, 2018

At present, the first page of the passport has the photograph and other important details of the passport holder while the address is printed on the last page. ECR passport holders require clearance from the Protector General of Emigrants to go overseas in order to prevent exploitation. Government officers have a white passport, diplomats have issued red passports and all others are blue. (more...)
Ministers to discuss maritime interdiction at NK meeting in Canada Ministers to discuss maritime interdiction at NK meeting in Canada
- January 13, 2018

The official, who asked not to be identified in line with government policy, said Japan had been given no details on who would attend, what would be discussed or how the event would be organized. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at the press briefing on January 8 that China will strictly follow the Security Council's resolution and fulfill its due worldwide obligations. (more...)
JAMB Fixes Feb as deadline for UTME registration, March for Examination JAMB Fixes Feb as deadline for UTME registration, March for Examination
- January 13, 2018

Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a stakeholders' meeting held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja on Tuesday to create more awareness for the forthcoming examinations. Oloyede added that the board had implemented some "new prohibitions" for the 2018 UTME in order to check examination malpractices. Oloyede said in view of criticisms that trailed the sale of entry for a month in the past years, the board chose to earmark two months so that every willing candidate could be able to ... (more...)
Oil hits $70 as OPEC minister hints of further cuts Oil hits $70 as OPEC minister hints of further cuts
- January 13, 2018

A barrel of West Texas Intermediate rose 61 cents to settle at $63.57 USA in NY, after having traded even higher earlier in the day. West Texas Intermediate the day before rose to its strongest since late 2014 at $64.77. Prices have also been supported by concerns that supply disruptions could stem from rising political tensions in OPEC members Iran and Venezuela. "We don't look at the price in a day and say we are in a point where we need to do changes". (more...)
Rescue Crews Make Their Way Into Worst-Hit Mudslide Areas Rescue Crews Make Their Way Into Worst-Hit Mudslide Areas
- January 13, 2018

Heavy rain in Santa Barbara County last night led to severe mudslides travelling down hillsides, destroying properties, and restricting travel. Brown believes that the death toll could continue to rise as mud and water continues to destroy these counties. (more...)
Royal Bank of Canada Reaffirms Buy Rating for Stryker (SYK)
- January 13, 2018

About 18.11M shares traded. Investors might want to take a look at shares of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) from a different angle. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500. (NYSE:JPM) to report earnings on January, 12 before the open. They expect $0.86 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.86 per share. STLD's profit will be $130.32M for 21.42 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Chris Matthews Apologizes For Chris Matthews Apologizes For "Bill Cosby Pill" Joke
- January 13, 2018

MSNBC star Chris Matthews has apologized for joking about a " Bill Cosby pill" before interviewing Hillary Clinton . Matthews responded to the newly discovered clip, telling NY magazine on Friday that it "was a bad comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines", adding, "I realize that's no excuse". (more...)
Ecuador's Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship Ecuador's Foreign Ministry: Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
- January 13, 2018

The passport was reportedly granted to him on December 12. Espinosa said that there were "well-founded fears" about the potential for Assange to be killed if he left the embassy and could therefore not ethically deny him asylum. It is still no guarantee, however Assange has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he was accused of sexual assault in Sweden. (more...)
China's 2017 exports rose 10.8% in yuan terms - imports jumped 18.7% China's 2017 exports rose 10.8% in yuan terms - imports jumped 18.7%
- January 13, 2018

Chinese trade has been unexpectedly strong in the face of forecasts that economic growth will cool as Beijing tightens controls on credit to slow a rise in debt. His administration has slapped anti-dumping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, such as aluminum and steel, and toughened its stance on Chinese investment in the U.S . (more...)
With crass epithet, Trump reportedly dismisses African, Latino immigration With crass epithet, Trump reportedly dismisses African, Latino immigration
- January 13, 2018

Fellow Utahan, Sen. Orrin Hatch, a staunch Trump ally, said: "I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the President's comments". The US ambassador to Panama has resigned in protest at US president Donald Trump's alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes". (more...)
Kentucky becomes first USA state to impose Medicaid work provisions Kentucky becomes first USA state to impose Medicaid work provisions
- January 13, 2018

Stephen Miller, the Medicaid commissioner for Kentucky, which received authority Friday to implement a work requirement , said the new policy will "allow states the flexibility to pursue innovative approaches to improve the health and well-being of Medicaid beneficiaries". (more...)
AG Candidate Robbed While Taking Promotional Photos AG Candidate Robbed While Taking Promotional Photos
- January 13, 2018

The Chicago Tribune reported that Aaron Goldstein, 42, and members of his campaign team were approached by three men in their early 20s. The other two robbers [VIDEO ] then relieved the team of their camera equipment and cellphones before running away, according to police reports. (more...)
What to Watch For: Jets vs Patriots What to Watch For: Jets vs Patriots
- January 13, 2018

It also put him into some historic company. The New England Patriots provided the opportunity in his first game with the club. Though Brady's numbers tailed off the last five games, there's no doubt that he is the MVP this season. There's a quote from a book I'm reading that says good teams are where talent and vision meet action and great teams are where talent and vision meet adversity and persist through it. (more...)
U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says he can't work under Trump anymore U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says he can't work under Trump anymore
- January 13, 2018

Feeley's career included serving as the No. 2 official in the State Department bureau that deals with Latin America, as deputy chief of mission at the USA embassy in Mexico City and as director for Central American affairs in Washington. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Despite defenses from outspoken voices in conservative media , President Trump has confusingly offered a denial that also acts as confirmation of his "sh*thole" remark regarding ... (more...)
Palestinian teens reported killed in clashes with IDF Palestinian teens reported killed in clashes with IDF
- January 13, 2018

Forty-six Palestinians sustained light and moderate wounds by Israeli army gunfire on Friday during clashes in the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry said. Around 2,000 Palestinians, enraged by US President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , swarmed the streets of the West Bank and Gaza for the sixth consecutive Friday, burning tires and hurling projectiles at the Israel Defense Force (IDF) in 20 locations across the occupied ... (more...)
No. 5 Wichita State starts slow, then romps vs. East Carolina No. 5 Wichita State starts slow, then romps vs. East Carolina
- January 13, 2018

McDuffie led the Shockers in scoring and rebounding previous year but missed the first 11 games of this season recovering from a stress fracture in his left foot. The East Carolina Pirates (7-8) have lost three of their last four games including a 70-65 defeat to CT in which B.J. Tyson scored 21 points in 9 for 18 shooting from the field. (more...)
MLK parade canceled after funding pulled amid protest threat MLK parade canceled after funding pulled amid protest threat
- January 13, 2018

The region-wide parade to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday in Arlington has been canceled. "We are down to the last minute and all the requirements for the permitting process have not been met", said the city's communications director, Jay Warren. (more...)
State Officials 'Alarmed' By Flu Activity State Officials 'Alarmed' By Flu Activity
- January 13, 2018

Peter's . Only Hawaii and the District of Columbia have been spared widespread flu infection so far, according to the CDC . Dr. Zeeshan Shaikh of Southwest Urgent and Family Care said this is the worst flu season he's ever seen and blames it on a number of different reasons. (more...)
Rep. Al Green discuses second attempt to have Congress impeach Trump Rep. Al Green discuses second attempt to have Congress impeach Trump
- January 13, 2018

Green recounted his experiences during the civil rights movement, saying he knows what bigotry and racism looks like. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenThe almost 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump MORE (D-Tenn.), introduced articles of impeachment against the president in November, but the effort has yet to gain support from Democratic leadership. (more...)
Brexit: Nigel Farage says second referendum would Brexit: Nigel Farage says second referendum would "kill off" remainers
- January 13, 2018

The ex Ukip leader, who met with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Mr Barnier this week, said he has become convinced Brussels is determined to give the United Kingdom a bad deal to punish the country for quitting the bloc. The 53-year-old added: "The percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round". The people of Lincoln were mixed in their opinions on the matter, with some supportive of the decision as "the government haven't done what ... (more...)
US Envoy to Netherlands retracts 'wrong' claims about Islamic movement US Envoy to Netherlands retracts 'wrong' claims about Islamic movement
- January 13, 2018

In a December 23 note on Twitter Hoekstra acknowledged having made the comments in 2015 and said he regretted his exchange with the Dutch news organization: "I made certain remarks in 2015 and regret the exchange during the Nieuwsuur interview". (more...)
House GOP members unveil sweeping immigration reform bill House GOP members unveil sweeping immigration reform bill
- January 13, 2018

In a further complication, the group is but one faction on Capitol Hill working on the issue, which took on urgency in September when President Donald Trump reversed DACA protections put in place by then-President Barack Obama , saying Congress should address it. (more...)
Chandrababu Naidu confident about TDP winning all seats in the upcoming elections Chandrababu Naidu confident about TDP winning all seats in the upcoming elections
- January 13, 2018

The TDP has already dropped hints that its patience with the Centre was growing thin. The state government has also submitted two new projects?- Amaravati Greening Development (Rs 1,484 crore) and AP Backward Area Rural Development Project (Rs 1,000 crore) to the Centre for funding through NABARD. (more...)
No trip to London because of embassy choice: Donald Trump No trip to London because of embassy choice: Donald Trump
- January 13, 2018

The move, announced in October 2008 , was set in motion by Obama's predecessor George W Bush in response to security concerns. Speaking last month, USA ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson told the BBC he "absolutely" expected Mr Trump to visit Britain in 2018. (more...)
Mahadayi row; pro-Kannada organisations call Karnataka bandh on Jan 25 Mahadayi row; pro-Kannada organisations call Karnataka bandh on Jan 25
- January 13, 2018

He said the organisations had chose to speak to government officers and employees, lorry owners, fuel service stations, education institutions and appeal to them to cooperate in ensuring that the Bandh is a success. He said that Goa will not give even a single drop of Mahadayi river water to Karnataka. Goa chief minister, Manohar Parrikar's categorical statement that Goa was not in favour of any out-of-court settlement on the Mahadayi issue came under serious attack from politicians from ... (more...)
Stabbed body found near Sydney train station Stabbed body found near Sydney train station
- January 13, 2018

Police have set up a large crime scene near Hurstville Railway Station. "Emergency services arrived, but they could not revive the male". "Whilst police were at the scene, further information was received that another male - another male possibly involved - was at a home close by at Hurstville", he said. (more...)
Man accused of murdering Rihanna's cousin appears in court Man accused of murdering Rihanna's cousin appears in court
- January 13, 2018

In a video on her Instagram , she is seen with her cousins including Rihanna , Majesty, Rihanna's mother Monica Brathwaite, Nikia Alleyne , Nicolette Alleyne , Nikolai Alleyne , Noella Alstrom and others. "I love you brother you were always there for me and I was always there for you". Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries. (more...)
Wesley Mathews indicted for capital murder Wesley Mathews indicted for capital murder
- January 13, 2018

Police said Wesley Mathews then gave them another story : That she choked on her milk , and believing she died, he hid her body in a culvert. The attorneys for Sini Mathews tell NewsFix, "The indictments handed down today by a Dallas County Grand Jury confirm what we have previously stated". (more...)

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