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Malaysia Local Automotive Sales Volume Expected To Grow 2% In 2018 - Minister Malaysia Local Automotive Sales Volume Expected To Grow 2% In 2018 - Minister
- January 18, 2018

The local automotive sector rose in terms of production, market penetration and exports of parts and components in 2017, said the International Trade and Industry Ministry. "EEVs accounted for about 90 per cent of the total 58 cars launches a year ago". From what I see, it won't increase too much in the next few years. (more...)
Teen swimmers rescued with help of drone in Australia Teen swimmers rescued with help of drone in Australia
- January 18, 2018

Gabe Vidler and Monty Greeslade, 17, became stuck in a rip at Lennox Beach before needing to be rescued today (Supplied). Barilaro said the state government had invested A$430,000 ($343,000) in a trial of drone technology in December. "The Little Ripper UAV certainly proved itself today, it is an amazingly efficient piece of lifesaving equipment and a delight to fly", Sheridan said. (more...)
British backpacker found dead in Sydney is named as Amelia Blake British backpacker found dead in Sydney is named as Amelia Blake
- January 18, 2018

The Herald Sun reported that their bodies were discovered by the landlord, who had visited their flat to check the post. "Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it", she wrote on the social media website. The owner of the restaurant, Ian Dresner, told the ABC that staff were in shock after hearing the news about their former colleague. Mr Dresner described Mr Gurung as a "model employee" who "worked hard, worked long hours" and was polite. (more...)
Wolf escapes from sanctuary in Reading, police now on site Wolf escapes from sanctuary in Reading, police now on site
- January 18, 2018

Beenham School, just outside Reading, told Yahoo News UK that children and staff had been advised to remain inside while the police attempt to detain the animal. "Together with staff from the sanctuary, they are trying to detain it without the need to shoot it". 'At around 8am we received a call reporting a wolf had escaped from a sanctuary in Picklepythe Lane. (more...)
South Aussie Gun Gets Australian ODI Call Up South Aussie Gun Gets Australian ODI Call Up
- January 18, 2018

The temptation to recall Pat Cummins, who has been given a game off after his own starring role in the Test series, has been resisted meaning a debut for 21-year-old quick Jhye Richardson is all but certain. Cricket Australia duly sent for cover in the form of uncapped Adelaide Strikers gloveman Alex Carey, who hit his maiden Big Bash century against Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday. (more...)
Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa
- January 18, 2018

Trump demanded to know why the United States would accept immigrants from shithole countries rather than places like Norway, whose prime minister he had met the day before and whose population is majority white. "You had others in the room who have said he did not make this remark". "Bigotry and hate speech must find no place in contemporary statecraft and diplomatic discourse", read the statement. (more...)
'Horror House' Parents Ran Private School at Home That Was Never Inspected 'Horror House' Parents Ran Private School at Home That Was Never Inspected
- January 18, 2018

Many were chained and padlocked to beds, in conditions described as "dark and foul-smelling". David Allen and Louise Anna were "unable to immediately provide a logical reason" why their kids were shackled and held with the beds, authorities said. (more...)
VDOT: Watch for slick roads overnight into Thursday morning VDOT: Watch for slick roads overnight into Thursday morning
- January 18, 2018

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are treating Interstate 64, I-66 and primary highways with sand and salt to improve traction and melt the snow. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and continue to monitor traffic and weather reports throughout the morning as conditions are expected to change. (more...)
House of horror: Cops rescue 13 siblings found shackled in California home House of horror: Cops rescue 13 siblings found shackled in California home
- January 18, 2018

The distraught sister said she never told anyone about the lurid leering when she lived with the family in the Fort Worth area while attending college. New Mexico authorities say a Portales man is hospitalized after being shot by Roosevelt County sheriff's deputies during a confrontation after allegedly using a front-ended loader to try to flip an SUV and then. (more...)
Beijing is planning to kick Bitcoin out of China Beijing is planning to kick Bitcoin out of China
- January 18, 2018

Regulators need to ban individuals or institutions that provide market-making activities, guarantees, or settlement services for centralized trading of the currencies, such as online "wallet" service providers, he said. The Chinese government stated that it's cracking down Bitcoin to fight capital outflow. The government stated that its citizens were using cryptocurrencies to move cash overseas. (more...)
Japanese broadcaster accidentally announces missile attack Japanese broadcaster accidentally announces missile attack
- January 18, 2018

According to Honolulu Civil Beat , that automated " false alarm " message is now at the top of the menu of the still-bad alert interface. The debate comes as North Korea claims it is testing weapons that could deliver a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile to Hawaii , Guam and even the US mainland. (more...)
France and Britain to unveil 'new treaty' on migrants France and Britain to unveil 'new treaty' on migrants
- January 18, 2018

Macron ". President Emmanuel Macron's election victory past year heightened concerns over the deal in London as he had warned. Emmanuel Macron is expected to give approval to a favourable Brexit trade deal if Britain takes more migrants from Calais. (more...)
North Korea weapons programme: 20 countries to consider tougher sanctions against Pyongyang North Korea weapons programme: 20 countries to consider tougher sanctions against Pyongyang
- January 18, 2018

The possibility of the two countries marching together under a joint flag at the opening ceremony for the first time since the 2006 Olympics is also being discussed. That would, in turn, pave the way for the nuclear issue to be addressed and open the way to dialogue between the North and the U.S., he said according to Yonhap news agency in Seoul . (more...)
Actress Saba Qamar talks about humiliation she faces at global airports Actress Saba Qamar talks about humiliation she faces at global airports
- January 18, 2018

Recalling to the times when Saba was humiliated at an worldwide airport just because she is from Pakistan, she reveals, "When we went to Tbilisi to shoot for a film, all the Indian crew was allowed to go, but I was stopped". The current year is no less great for her since she manages to bag a place in the "Best (Female) Actor in A Leading Role" category of the coveted Filmfare Awards for her acting in Hindi Medium . (more...)
Gov. Cooper declares state of emergency in NC ahead of winter storm Gov. Cooper declares state of emergency in NC ahead of winter storm
- January 18, 2018

She said that UNC would provide accommodations to medical personnel who need it if the snow keeps them from getting home at the end of their shift. "Nearly all of North Carolina will be impacted by this winter storm, and we're making sure North Carolina is ready", Gov. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj to make statement in Parliament on Jadhav's meeting Sushma Swaraj to make statement in Parliament on Jadhav's meeting
- January 18, 2018

The Indian foreign minister Sushma Sawaraj claimed that the convicted RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav confessed before his mother and wife only because of duress, as she spit venom over the humanitarian gesture from Pakistan. Such was the extent of "inhumane" treatment given to Jadhav's family members that Pakistani authorities took back his wife Chetna's shoes on the suspicion of some " foreign object" in it. (more...)
Australians linked to massive cocaine haul arrested by Serbian police Australians linked to massive cocaine haul arrested by Serbian police
- January 18, 2018

A Chinese vessel seized during a previous cocaine smuggling operation moored at Customs at Neutral Bay. Police in Australia said the drug haul, concealed in pre-fabricated steel in more than 2,500 individual blocks, was worth $A500 million ($NZ546 million). (more...)
Irish negotiator says 'challenging' to implement Brexit border agreement Irish negotiator says 'challenging' to implement Brexit border agreement
- January 18, 2018

A decision on whether to have a follow-up vote to Britain's June 2016 Brexit referendum was a decision for the "UK Parliament and the people of the United Kingdom", the Irish premier said. "I don't want a second referendum on Brexit". I'm a little more cautious, I'd actually like to sit down and see the question in black and white, to know what the question is, before I vote. (more...)
Crime Branch conspiring against me, under instructions from Delhi: Togadia Crime Branch conspiring against me, under instructions from Delhi: Togadia
- January 18, 2018

It's an open secret in the party that Togadia has had frosty ties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his days as Gujarat chief minister. Claiming that Bhatt was responsible for circulating fabricated CCTV footage, Togadia said the crime branch head's Call Data Records (CDR) be published to reveal how he was in constant touch with BJP leaders in Delhi and taking orders from them to tarnish his image. (more...)
Guilty Plea Over Abbott Assault Guilty Plea Over Abbott Assault
- January 18, 2018

The court heard Labe had been drinking at the The Whaler pub in Salamanca Place from 11am until 4.30pm on the day of the assault. Astro Labe said it had nothing to do with marriage equality. Labe previously told media even though he was wearing a "yes" badge, the headbutt had nothing to do with marriage equality. "This can only be categorised as being at the very lowest end of the scale". (more...)
What Will Happen If The Powerball Winner Doesn't Claim Their Prize What Will Happen If The Powerball Winner Doesn't Claim Their Prize
- January 18, 2018

Ms Spencer also said it was rare for such a large prize to remain unclaimed for so long. Following a full week of waiting, Tatts has revealed more details about the winning ticket, hoping it will prompt the victor to come forward. Armed with a share of the massive Powerball prize, anything is achievable. Seriously, what is taking so long? Robert Clemetts was so convinced that he was the victor of the prize that he took NSW Lotteries Corporation all the way to the Supreme Court in order ... (more...)
Auburn set to hire Buffalo AD Allen Greene as its new AD Auburn set to hire Buffalo AD Allen Greene as its new AD
- January 18, 2018

He would then follow White to Buffalo in 2012 when his mentor would be hired as the athletic director at the university. He succeeds Jay Jacobs, who announced in November that he would step down by June 2018 or earlier if a successor was hired. (more...)
US Withholds $65 Million in Palestinian Aid After Trump Threat US Withholds $65 Million in Palestinian Aid After Trump Threat
- January 18, 2018

Living conditions in Gaza, Syria, the West bank and elsewhere in the region are particularly tough. But State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed on Tuesday that the U.S. Trump's aides initially debated whether to cut off all UNRWA aid, an unidentified USA official said, but those opposed argued that could further destabilise the region. (more...)
Schools cost 40 per cent extra to build under PFI, watchdog reveals Schools cost 40 per cent extra to build under PFI, watchdog reveals
- January 18, 2018

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that such work should never have been given to the private sector in the first place. Additional capital works of approximately £60,000 in a [unnamed] local authority PFI school increased to more than £100,000 once fees were factored in - the local authority challenged this and the SPV [special goal vehicle] agreed to reduce some of the management and approval fees although bank fees of £20,000 will still have to be paid. (more...)
Pakistan seeks higher quota for workers in Saudi Arabia Pakistan seeks higher quota for workers in Saudi Arabia
- January 18, 2018

Sure, Saudi Arabian culture officials may have served the masses better by greenlighting pretty much any other family-friendly flick, but when you've been denied the freedom of going to the theater at all, the mere act of sitting next to your fellow man and woman, in shared darkness, watching light flicker to magic onscreen, well... (more...)
PYD/PKK activities in Afrin seen from Turkish border PYD/PKK activities in Afrin seen from Turkish border
- January 18, 2018

Syrian Kurds, unlike their Iraqi counterparts, do not demand independence. Turkey began its first wave of artillery fire targeting Kurdish fighters in Afrin, Syria on Tuesday night, said an Al Arabiya reporter. "Turkey's precautions against YPG/PKK can not be limited to only Afrin". Turkey has called the force a terrorist army and vowed to crush it. Iran said on Tuesday creation of the SDF force would "fan the flames of war", echoing the vehement response of Syria, Turkey and Russian ... (more...)
China's 2017 growth beats expectations China's 2017 growth beats expectations
- January 18, 2018

New home prices rose 5.3 percent in December versus a year earlier, picking up from an 5.1 percent increase in November. Ning also noted that the world's second biggest economy was however still facing "difficulties and challenges" and that improving quality and efficiency would remain "a daunting task". (more...)
EFCC arraign Justice Yinusa over alleged corruption EFCC arraign Justice Yinusa over alleged corruption
- January 18, 2018

It was alleged that Agbo, on May 14, 2015, paid N1.5m into Justice Yunusa's UBA account, numbered 1005055617. The EFCC also alleged that Esther Agbo being a staff of Rickey Tarfa law firm offered Yinusa N1.5m to influence a matter which the chamber has before the him. (more...)
Republican Senator Graham says 'no' to stopgap funding bill
- January 18, 2018

Graham did not name names, but moments later noted that White House chief of staff John Kelly, whose tough views of immigration are well-known, is a member of the president's staff. We know his role. Trump said: "We want 'em to come in from everywhere, everywhere". The secretary of the Homeland Security Department is testifying under oath that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries . (more...)
U.S. to continue military training in Pakistan U.S. to continue military training in Pakistan
- January 18, 2018

Alice Wells has served as US Ambassador to Jordan from July 2014 to January 2017. Asif said that US President Donald Trump is wrongly considering the Coalition Support Fund as aid. However, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Pakistan became "the most sanctioned ally" - mainly due to its expanding nuclear program.Having said that, their relations again moved in an upward trajectory after 9/11, as Pakistan agreed to extend vital cooperation for the United States in its war against ... (more...)

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