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'Padman' release postponed to Feb 9 to avoid 'Padmaavat' clash 'Padman' release postponed to Feb 9 to avoid 'Padmaavat' clash
- January 19, 2018

What comes as a twist here is the fact that Padmaavat will now hit the screens along with Akshay Kumar's PadMan ahead of the Republic Day Weekend. Every time there was an obstacle in my life, I examined it, and invariably it taught me something about myself or the world around me that I didn't know. (more...)
President Trump Makes Appearance At White House Women's Event President Trump Makes Appearance At White House Women's Event
- January 19, 2018

Dick Durbin on Monday, taking to Twitter to say Illinois' senior senator "totally misrepresented what was said " at a meeting on immigration during which Trump was accused of using vulgar language to describe certain countries. But, just in case you were tempted to take Trump at his word....here's a few of Trump's most offensive, inflammatory, and undeniably racist comments: from his claim that Haitians ' all have AIDS ', to his comment that Mexicans are 'rapists' . (more...)
South cleaning up after intense storm South cleaning up after intense storm
- January 19, 2018

The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories through Friday for parts of northern California, southern OR, northern and central Nevada, central Idaho and western Montana. The baby's mother was in critical condition. Two people died in a auto crash in Bibb County, Ga., on Wednesday that shut down Interstate 75. At least 15 people died in accidents and frigid weather. (more...)
John Worboys release: government will not pursue judicial review John Worboys release: government will not pursue judicial review
- January 19, 2018

The justice secretary told the Commons on Friday morning "the bar for a judicial review is very high" and he believed there was "no reasonable prospect of success". Mr Gauke said there would be a wider review of how the Parole Board deals with victims. And he hinted the conditions of the attacker's parole could be changed to ban him from London, the city where he carried out dozens of sex attacks. (more...)
SC dismisses USA woman's plea against acquittal of film director SC dismisses USA woman's plea against acquittal of film director
- January 19, 2018

Refusing to interfere with the Delhi High Court order, Bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao observed that the judgment was "very well reasoned and can not be interfered with". The argument was opposed by Delhi Police's counsel who had said that rape had taken place and the trial court had given reasons while convicting and sentencing 45-year-old Farooqui. (more...)
Hawaiians jarred by false alarm of ballistic missile threat Hawaiians jarred by false alarm of ballistic missile threat
- January 19, 2018

A U.S. Senate panel plans to hold a January 25 hearing on the errant Hawaii ballistic missile alert that stirred panic and anger as the Federal Communications Commission investigates the matter. "We're trying to figure out where this came from or how this started". In the event of a real ballistic missile threat, parents should also "shelter in place" - at home, work or a nearby shelter - and avoid picking up their children at school. (more...)
As shutdown deadline looms, Congress struggles to agree on stopgap budget As shutdown deadline looms, Congress struggles to agree on stopgap budget
- January 19, 2018

The White House later said the president fully backed the proposal pending in the House of Representatives, which includes the insurance plan. "If we can't agree, your party has the majority in the House and the Senate to pass your own funding resolution". (more...)
Scotland's weather: More snow and ice into weekend Scotland's weather: More snow and ice into weekend
- January 19, 2018

According to the latest Transport Scotland statistics, more than 1m vehicles are now registered in the 11 council areas affected by the measure. The Met Office has issued amber "be prepared" warnings of snow and ice for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland . (more...)
Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open
- January 19, 2018

Although he definitely seemed tired as the match wore on, Djokovic looked relatively comfortable in his first Grand Slam in over six months. Novak Djokovic is "physically extraordinary" and can emulate Roger Federer by winning the Australian Open in his first tournament for six months, mentor Andre Agassi said on Friday. (more...)
Supreme Court Lifts Ban on Padmaavat Supreme Court Lifts Ban on Padmaavat
- January 19, 2018

In fact, this also makes a lot of things easier for the Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer at the box office because all the 6 states which had banned the film, are important territories for the film. Threats were also issued against any cinema that screened the film. "The states involved should respect decision and curb bullies", he wrote. The onus was now on the central and state governments to take into account the concerns of various communities while ... (more...)
North and South Korea to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics North and South Korea to march under unified flag at Winter Olympics
- January 19, 2018

The two Koreas chose to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea later this year. Neither China or Russian Federation were invited to the summit in Vancouver this week, and their so-called "double freeze" solution, which was proposed a year ago, whereby the United States and its allies halting all major military exercises in the region in exchange for Pyongyang suspending its nuclear and ballistic missile program, has been ... (more...)
NK to send advance team for Olympic art performance in S. Korea NK to send advance team for Olympic art performance in S. Korea
- January 19, 2018

The North Koreans will perform twice - once in Seoul and the other in the city of Gangneung, where some of the Olympic competitions will be held, according to South Korean delegates who attended the meeting. "The South Korean authorities had better ponder over what unfavorable results may be entailed by their impolite behavior". The art troupe would be larger than the previous six that North Korea has sent to South Korea since 1985. (more...)
Tow truck driver narrowly escapes icy crash Tow truck driver narrowly escapes icy crash
- January 19, 2018

The video shows a very close call for the truck driver when another auto slammed into the back of his vehicle causing him to run into traffic to avoid being hit by the auto. Another auto never made it. Thankfully, the trooper and the tow truck driver were not injured. Please give us a lane'. The driver that hit the tow truck was charged with speeding and failure to yield or move for an emergency vehicle. (more...)
Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned in 26/11 Mumbai attacks meets Netanyahu Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned in 26/11 Mumbai attacks meets Netanyahu
- January 19, 2018

But over the past quarter of a century ties between the two countries have warmed. According to the Chabad House , a centre for the ultra-orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement, the Living Memorial incorporates elements of the apartment where the Holtzbergs lived. (more...)
Somehow, Donald Trump is the same size as many professional athletes Somehow, Donald Trump is the same size as many professional athletes
- January 19, 2018

Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the press a detailed briefing, going into almost every aspect of Trump's health after a four-hour medical examination. A score of 22 or under is a cause for concern, but the president got a flawless 30 out of 30. "It's all about him", said Wolff. Maron said Trump's LDL level was surprising, considering he is using Crestor, a powerful cholesterol-lowering drug. (more...)
USA police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500okay bees USA police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500okay bees
- January 19, 2018

However, people have donated tens of thousands of dollars, and owners Justin and Tori Englehardt say they will rebuild their business. "It's huge, right? It demonstrates the professionalism and determination of the Sioux City Police Department and we couldn't be happier", he told the publication. (more...)
Snow chances grow in SC; winter weather advisory expanded to more counties Snow chances grow in SC; winter weather advisory expanded to more counties
- January 19, 2018

Total snow accumulations of up to one inch are predicted in some areas of central SC, with the greatest impacts north and west of Interstate 20. Wind chill advisory: Wind chill advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Accumulation could be between 1-2 inches on Monday . Expect cold temperatures to stick around after the snow finishes falling with highs in the 30s and 40s for the rest of the week. (more...)
Fallout over Trump's 's---hole' comment — Sunday shows preview
- January 19, 2018

Trump denied being racist , too. "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough , but this was not the language used". "If we fixed our own problems, we wouldn't be called a shithole ". The White House said there are no tapes. Donald Trump's alleged " s***hole " remarks on immigration have been followed by the US President clarifying on what has already provoked a wide public outcry. (more...)
Q2 Weather: Weather system brings wind now, rain and snow later Q2 Weather: Weather system brings wind now, rain and snow later
- January 19, 2018

Black ice can be especially risky on elevated roadways such as overpasses and inclines such as bridges. West wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the morning. By Saturday , the temperature will decline slightly, with a high around 44. West wind around 5 miles per hour. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. (more...)
What will Trump do next?
- January 19, 2018

We all desire the amplification of positive relations with the U.S., and would hope that care will be taken going forward to avoid jeopardising prospects for those relations through such hurtful and prejudicial language from any official quarter in the United States". (more...)
Not just Not just "girthers": Doctors question Trump's health report
- January 19, 2018

Jackson accused doctors who have tried to diagnose Trump from afar of performing "tabloid psychiatry". Doubters took to Twitter to express their suspicion of Trump's dimensions. Jackson said he'd ruled out a list of possible causes, and that dry mouth caused by the over-the-counter decongestant Sudafed was likely to blame. Dr. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Entire Midlands Due to Ice on Roads Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Entire Midlands Due to Ice on Roads
- January 19, 2018

Total snow accumulations of up to one inch are predicted in some areas of central SC, with the greatest impacts north and west of Interstate 20. Accumulation could be between 1-2 inches on Monday. Forecasters said travel could be hard in north Georgia because of below-zero wind chills. The forecast is calling for 3 to 6 inches of snow through Tuesday night, enough to cover cold roads and make for slippery travel for the evening commute in some areas. (more...)
California siblings held captive planned escape for two years California siblings held captive planned escape for two years
- January 19, 2018

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin on Thursday announced charges against two Perris parents accused of torturing at least 12 of their children for years and also released some of the disturbing alleged details associated with the case, including that the parents kept the children chained and padlocked to beds, didn't allow them to use the bathroom and fed them very little. (more...)
Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA
- January 19, 2018

Efforts to extend the program are further complicated because it could make a funding bill to avert a government shutdown due Friday more hard. It included a path to citizenship for Dreamers, funds for enhanced border security - some of which could have been used for a wall - and changes to the program that distributes via lottery small numbers of visas to nations with low rates of immigration. (more...)
Axe-wielding teen storms school classroom with firebomb before brutal slashing attack Axe-wielding teen storms school classroom with firebomb before brutal slashing attack
- January 19, 2018

Seven people - a teacher and six students - were injured. "A criminal investigation has been launched against a school student on suspicion of committing a crime", a statement of the local investigative committee said Friday. The teen reportedly asked his friends to be his accomplices but they refused, a source close to the situation told Interfax . "It was a nightmare!" Authorities also were investigating whether school officials in Sosnovy Bor acted with negligence. (more...)
France and Britain reach bilateral border security deal France and Britain reach bilateral border security deal
- January 19, 2018

Mr Macron had previously suggested Brexit signalled the end of the security border in France and that it would be moved to Dover - but when questioned by a reporter during a press conference with Theresa May , he appeared to change his mind by stating that a "safe border" was needed. (more...)
Putin takes icy plunge into waters of Lake Seliger Putin takes icy plunge into waters of Lake Seliger
- January 19, 2018

In Orthodox tradition, water blessed by a priest during Epiphany week is considered holy and pure, and believers attribute healing powers to it. There are 59 places for bathing this year in Moscow and more than 2000 across the whole Russian Federation. (more...)
Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions
- January 19, 2018

The South African city of Cape Town will slash residents' water allowance to 50 litres a day from next month amid fears that it could become the world's first major city to run out of water . Takes effect when dams reach 13.5% capacity; now at 28.1%. The ANC in the Western Cape on Thursday said it would request President Jacob Zuma to institute a Commission of Inquiry to establish whether the Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town "deliberately ignored the warnings of the ... (more...)
Pope Francis apologises for clerical sexual abuse in Chile Pope Francis apologises for clerical sexual abuse in Chile
- January 19, 2018

The Argentine pontiff's visit to largely Roman Catholic Peru and Chile has also been about highlighting indigenous peoples' plight and restoring the Church's credibility after sex abuse allegations. In recent years dozens of churches have been among the targets. Investigators found pamphlets promoting the Mapuche cause at some of the churches. Police in riot gear dispersed some 200 demonstrators trying to make their way to a park where the pope said Mass for some 400,000 people after ... (more...)
White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability
- January 19, 2018

Trump previously denied using the word " s***hole ", but admitted his language was " tough " during the Friday meeting with lawmakers at the White House, where DACA was discussed. He's proud of one other thing about this news. Late Monday morning, about two hours after he arrived at his golf club in Florida, Mr Trump retweeted the White House post containing his address about Dr King. (more...)

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