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I am not a racist, says Trump I am not a racist, says Trump
- January 15, 2018

He tweeted earlier on Sunday that the existing program would "probably" be discontinued. Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. (more...)
6 killed in twin bomb blasts in Iraq 6 killed in twin bomb blasts in Iraq
- January 15, 2018

Tayyaran Square is a bustling centre of commerce and a place where day labourers gather in the early morning waiting for jobs . He said there had been 16 deaths. The blasts come after Iraq's security forces recently retook almost all the territories once held by the Islamic State (ISIS). Iraqi and United States officials have warned Isis would continue with insurgent-style attacks. (more...)
Hospital takes more than 2 dozen Jakarta injured Hospital takes more than 2 dozen Jakarta injured
- January 15, 2018

Indonesia's Stock Exchange reopened for the afternoon session after about a dozen people were injured in a floor collapse. According to a report by SBS News, the cause of the incident is still unknown. Footage showed some people sitting on the steps outside the building. Images circulating on social media show pieces of ceiling and broken furniture in the lobby of the building amid clouds of dust. (more...)
Posters in Amethi show Rahul as 'Ram', PM Modi as 'Ravana' Posters in Amethi show Rahul as 'Ram', PM Modi as 'Ravana'
- January 15, 2018

He will also be visiting the Hanuman Mandir and eat khichdi , specially prepared for Makar Sankranti, say reports. Thereafter it will take the Lucknow Rae Bareli road to reach Lucknow airport in the Tuesday evening to return back to New Delhi. (more...)
Trump Says Won't Sign Immigration Bill Without Funding for Border Wall
- January 15, 2018

It was created to help undocumented children and give them a sort of temporary protective status. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco granted a request made by California and other states to block Trump's decision to end the program. (more...)
Majority don't want Oprah to run Majority don't want Oprah to run
- January 15, 2018

During Clinton's campaign, she discussed the prospect of a female president and said "America, it's about time that we made that decision". On the other hand, she's also the one who foisted Dr. "Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life". We're already seeing that a reality TV star isn't especially capable - to little surprise. (more...)
Full inquiry into false missile alert to be launched Full inquiry into false missile alert to be launched
- January 15, 2018

This is not a drill", it read. "My feeling was I've had a good life and if something's going to happen there's nothing I can do about it anyway". The resulting message, issued amid heightened worldwide strains over North Korea's development of ballistic nuclear weapons, stated: "EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII". (more...)
Hawaii Says No Missile Threat After Emergency Alert Mistakenly Sent Hawaii Says No Missile Threat After Emergency Alert Mistakenly Sent
- January 15, 2018

It was later confirmed that the message was a result of an employee's mistake and measures would be taken so this kind of terrifying thing never happens again. She said the alerts are vital and doesn't want anyone to "draw the wrong conclusion". Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was quick to confirm with officials that there was no danger and conveyed the news to residents through her Twitter account. (more...)
Seal slams Oprah Winfrey, calls her 'part of the problem for decades' Seal slams Oprah Winfrey, calls her 'part of the problem for decades'
- January 15, 2018

Most Americans like Oprah Winfrey better than President Donald Trump , but they don't want to see her run for president, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll released Friday. " What I reposted was not an attack on Oprah at all ". Winfrey herself has previously denied that she would run for office, and a source close to her said this week she had no intention of entering presidential politics in 2020. (more...)
Lonzo Ball's MRI on knee reveals minor sprain, questionable versus Grizzlies Lonzo Ball's MRI on knee reveals minor sprain, questionable versus Grizzlies
- January 15, 2018

If Ball does have to sit out, Jordan Clarkson and Tyler Ennis would be the main beneficiaries in the backcourt. That same contest saw Ingram succumb to a left ankle tweak. They recalled guard Alex Caruso from the South Bay Lakers, their affiliate in the NBA's development league, and planned to sign guard Gary Payton II to a two-way contract. (more...)
Woman charged with animal cruelty after allegedly kicking puppy Woman charged with animal cruelty after allegedly kicking puppy
- January 15, 2018

Claire West fronted the Rockhampton Magistrates Court after a video of her kicking a dog circulated social media. "Unfortunately this court does not have the power to order that you not be allowed to access or to maintain a social media account, I would make that order if that order could be made". (more...)
Ellen DeGeneres Fights Tears FaceTiming Oprah Winfrey in Their Mudslide-Damaged Neighborhood Ellen DeGeneres Fights Tears FaceTiming Oprah Winfrey in Their Mudslide-Damaged Neighborhood
- January 15, 2018

Santa Barbara County Fire Search Dog Reilly looks for victims in damaged and destroyed homes in Montecito. "This room is always so full of positivity and love and today I really need it", DeGeneres told her audience . Heavy rains trigged the mudslides in an area ravaged a month before by wildfires . "He said so many times that after his passing, 'Make sure everyone prays for my soul.' We will, Roy!" The U.S. (more...)
John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review
- January 15, 2018

The decision to release him was met with criticism from those who questioned why all of the complainants who came forward had not seen their cases brought to trial. I don't think it's going to have many legs. Sarah Green, from the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said the justice secretary's efforts were "very welcome". (more...)
Despite latest Trump firestorm, make a deal on DACA Despite latest Trump firestorm, make a deal on DACA
- January 15, 2018

CASA, the nation's largest advocacy group for Latino immigrants, said Sunday that its legal department will begin making appointments and processing paperwork for the federal program that provides temporary protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants brought to the U.S.as children. (more...)
Immigration advocates say DACA's future still uncertain Immigration advocates say DACA's future still uncertain
- January 15, 2018

The bishops also "are pleased to see the mutual understanding that ensuring protection for these young people should be the first step in the systematic reform of our outdated immigration laws", said Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, referring to those now protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . (more...)
Hawaii's residents receive false missile alert, triggering hysteria, evacuations Hawaii's residents receive false missile alert, triggering hysteria, evacuations
- January 15, 2018

Just hours ago, an emergency alert was sent to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack. The panic was visible on social media as well, as confused residents took to Twitter to describe the situation. At the Saturday press conference , Miyagi made it clear that to send such an alert, someone would have to go through two steps, including a screen that says "Are you sure you want to do this?" Hawaii's Emergency Management Tweeted "NO missile threat to ... (more...)
Republican senator says reports of Trump's 's***hole' remarks 'gross misrepresentation' Republican senator says reports of Trump's 's***hole' remarks 'gross misrepresentation'
- January 15, 2018

The morning after Thanksgiving, Lucero and about 20 other people loaded into two vans at 3 a.m. and drove 48 hours to Washington D.C. Many of them were DREAMers-the swath of American-grown youth brought into the U.S.as children without the legal status. (more...)
House passes spy law despite baffling tweets from Trump House passes spy law despite baffling tweets from Trump
- January 15, 2018

Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate had counted on enough moderate Democrats and Republicans to stick together to extend the legal basis for the surveillance program, with only minimal changes. And Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, offered a sharp rebuke on Twitter: "This is irresponsible, untrue, and frankly it endangers our national security. (more...)
California mudslide death toll rises to 19, missing decreased to five California mudslide death toll rises to 19, missing decreased to five
- January 15, 2018

The mudslides and floodwaters have destroyed around 100 homes, with another 300 residences damaged, within Santa Barbara County. Evacuation orders were issued for areas below the Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa and Rey Fire Burn Areas beginning at noon on Monday, January 8, but only about 15 percent of residents are known to have evacuated . (more...)
African ambassadors to UN blast Trump remark as 'racist African ambassadors to UN blast Trump remark as 'racist
- January 15, 2018

President Donald Trump has received his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital. Imitating Trump's voice, Colbert said, "You get what I'm saying, I'm saying I'm a racist". I mean, that's a storybook, man'. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who Trump mocked mercilessly during the campaign, blasted the "hateful racism" implied by Trump's quote. (more...)
Feinstein Puts Out Fusion GPS Founder's Russia Interview Feinstein Puts Out Fusion GPS Founder's Russia Interview
- January 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - BuzzFeed's top editor says he's "proud" that the organization published an uncorroborated dossier about Donald Trump and his presidential campaign. But perhaps the U.S. Department of Justice will take a closer look at Graham and Grassley's request for Steele to be investigated. Among other things, they accused Republicans of selectively leaking information and called upon Grassley to release the entire transcript in order to show the full context of what was said in the ... (more...)
Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals
- January 15, 2018

Both Congressional parties remain in gridlock following the January 9 meeting, agreeing to meet in the coming days to further discuss solutions to DACA. -Mexico border. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles. (more...)
Dem Senator: 'No Question' That Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark Was Racist Dem Senator: 'No Question' That Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark Was Racist
- January 15, 2018

Meanwhile, Trump has already dubbed the immigration talks as " probably dead ". South Africa's foreign ministry called the remarks, which sources said Trump made earlier this week during a meeting on immigration legislation, "crude and offensive" and said Trump's subsequent denial was not categorical. (more...)
SC judges against CJI: Not politicising judiciary, says Congress SC judges against CJI: Not politicising judiciary, says Congress
- January 15, 2018

A seven-member BCI panel led by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra had a 50-minute meeting with the CJI after hectic parleys with several apex court judges, reports PTI. The BCI chairman said the panel met Justices J Chelameswar , M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, and they also assured that everything would be sorted out. (more...)
Liberia ruling party expels president for not supporting VP Liberia ruling party expels president for not supporting VP
- January 15, 2018

He said Boakai supports the decision to expel Sirleaf Johnson. According to Unity Party leaders, Sirleaf held meetings with election officials before the presidential election on October 10, 2017. He said Sirleaf is accused of sending people to campaign against the party. Towards the end of her presidency, however, she was increasingly criticized for allegedly shielding her family from being investigated on allegations of corruption. (more...)
California Mudslide Death Toll at 18 as Search for Missing Continues
- January 15, 2018

The two additional fatalities were discovered as some 500 rescuers using search dogs, helicopters and thermal-imaging equipment dug through waist-deep mud for victims or survivors of the mudslides , which were triggered by a heavy downpour early on Tuesday. (more...)
As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead' As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead'
- January 15, 2018

Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that those who were previously enrolled in the program could start apply to renew their two-year status, once again putting the fate of the controversial policy in uncertainty. Democrats have been demanding protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. (more...)
DACA Recipients Can Apply for Renewal DACA Recipients Can Apply for Renewal
- January 15, 2018

But the Houston resident and her allies were cautious with their joy. Diplomacy is still king on Capitol Hill. "The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them "I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" (of N. "Congress has a real solution in front of them". "So great great news for DACA that we will now be able to do DACA renewals". Now, though, some Democrats - nine of whom are necessary to pass a bill through the US Senate - insist on addressing DACA and other priorities ... (more...)
Three charged with Ritz jewellery heist: judicial source Three charged with Ritz jewellery heist: judicial source
- January 15, 2018

Another put the figure at 4.5 million euros ($5.38 million), but said that a bag had been recovered possibly containing some of the loot. Two further suspects are being sought by police. Wednesday's robbery took place 18 months after the Ritz's palatial doors were re-opened to guests following almost four years of renovations and a massive fire. (more...)
Iran rejects USA call for inspecting Iranian military sites Iran rejects USA call for inspecting Iranian military sites
- January 15, 2018

Tehran on Saturday said they would retaliate against the embargos imposed by the United States on Iran's judiciary head as President Donald Trump stepped up efforts to "fix" a nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. The deal would help uphold the global non-proliferation regime, maintain regional peace and stability and solve "other hot issues" around the world, he said. (more...)

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