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Suspect in Custody After Texas School Shooting Suspect in Custody After Texas School Shooting
- January 22, 2018

Italy High School was temporarily on lockdown, but students are being evacuated to a nearby building as the investigation continues. Police report that a person is in custody Monday morning after opening fire at a Texas high school in Ellis County. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov: Kurdish Representatives Invited to Syria Sochi Congress Russia's Lavrov: Kurdish Representatives Invited to Syria Sochi Congress
- January 22, 2018

In Lavrov's opinion, this proves once again the existence of a plan by the USA and the US-led coalition to save the Nusra Front with the aim of using it for changing the existing regime in Syria. He added that the USA has been "discouraging the Kurds from dialogue" with the Syrian regime and "fomenting separatist sentiment" among them shows "lack of understanding of the situation or a deliberate provocation". (more...)
School Choice Week raises awareness of education options in Iowa School Choice Week raises awareness of education options in Iowa
- January 22, 2018

The public awareness effort is created to shine a light on all the education options available to families in Northwest Arkansas. Events and activities will include open houses, parent appreciation breakfasts, pep rallies, art shows, information nights, and outdoor adventures at schools. (more...)
Review of cases of second time stone pelting offenders under consideration: Mehbooba Review of cases of second time stone pelting offenders under consideration: Mehbooba
- January 22, 2018

She said, "Country is on path of development, it is what PM talks about, but opposite is happening in our state". Appealing both PM Modi and Pakistan for turning Kashmir into a battleground, Mufti said, 'I appeal to PM (Modi) and to Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir ko jung ka akhada mat banaiye, dosti ka pul banaiye'. (more...)
TSA: Cargo From 5 Muslim-Majority Countries to Require Stricter Screening TSA: Cargo From 5 Muslim-Majority Countries to Require Stricter Screening
- January 22, 2018

Six airlines - EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Qatar, Saudi, Emirates and Etihad - serving the USA from seven airports are now required to comply with Air Cargo Advance Screening protocols. The TSA is starting stricter cargo screenings on some flights because of growing concern about terrorists getting a bomb onto planes headed for the U.S. (more...)
Delhi Police arrest alleged mastermind of 2008 Gujarat blasts Delhi Police arrest alleged mastermind of 2008 Gujarat blasts
- January 22, 2018

Abdul Subhan Qureshi, alias Touqeer - the mastermind of 2008 Gujarat serial blast - has been arrested from Delhi after a decade long hunt. He is also accused of being a commander of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India ( SIMI ) terrorist group, which later launched the Indian Mujahideen terrorist group with the help of other terrorists. (more...)
MI doctor who came to U.S. in 1979 detained by ICE MI doctor who came to U.S. in 1979 detained by ICE
- January 22, 2018

Doctor Lukasz Niec works at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo. Adults with green cards must carry them at all times, according to ICE. "He doesn't even speak Polish", Niec-Villaire said . Niec-Villaire, an attorney, told the outlet that her family left Poland in 1979 for a "better life". His wife, Rachelle Burkart-Niec, added: 'He's an excellent physician, he's loving, he's caring, he's an honorable husband and he's always helping others.' The couple has two children. (more...)
Trump's ideas may force the introspection Davos needs Trump's ideas may force the introspection Davos needs
- January 22, 2018

Oxfam, which has sought for several years sought to highlight the problem of inequality on the eve of the World Economic Forum, said that without action, the populist and nationalist tides around the world will only become more acute. Along with Ramaphosa and business leaders , other South Africans going include finance minister Malusi Gigaba; minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation Jeff Radebe; minister of economic development Ebrahim Patel; minister of trade and ... (more...)
Agenda of French FM's Talks in Iran Not Fixed Yet: Spokesman Agenda of French FM's Talks in Iran Not Fixed Yet: Spokesman
- January 22, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on January 12 told Britain, France , and Germany to "fix" what he called "disastrous flaws" in the deal, which was signed under his predecessor, Barack Obama. "Presented the right way, it could be just enough to allow Trump to claim a diplomatic victory and sign legislation from Congress", said a senior European Union diplomat. (more...)
Massive East China Sea Oil Spill Triples in Size Massive East China Sea Oil Spill Triples in Size
- January 22, 2018

Last week, the SOA announced that the slicks covered 100 square kilometers, which indicates that the slicks have since tripled in size. Some experts earlier feared the ' unprecedented ' spill could be the worst since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. (more...)
Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from North Korea Japan holds evacuation drill amid tension from North Korea
- January 22, 2018

About 350 people took part in the exercise conducted at subway stations and an amusement park in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward. Japan's capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. (more...)
`I`m not a racist`, US President Donald Trump defends slur
- January 22, 2018

Mr Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. (more...)
Hwy 101 now open through Montecito, one day earlier than planned Hwy 101 now open through Montecito, one day earlier than planned
- January 22, 2018

The highway was closed after a major rainstorm ravaged the Thomas Fire burn area of Santa Barbara County on January 9. The storm, which devastated the Montecito area in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire, destroyed 115 single-family homes and damaged another 242. (more...)
What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyone
- January 22, 2018

Thanks to Trump's highly publicized outburst, Graham said in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing , Democrats have refused to strike a deal to protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children-ideally, for Republicans, in exchange for funding to build a border wall. (more...)
Merkel readies for intense German coalition talks after tight SPD vote Merkel readies for intense German coalition talks after tight SPD vote
- January 22, 2018

Given the collapse of government coalition talks in November, the willingness of the SPD to enter formal coalition talks with the CDU has thrown Merkel a political lifeline. Had the Social Democrats voted against opening negotiations, Merkel would have faced forming a minority government — which she has indicated she is not interested in doing — or a new election would have had to be called. (more...)
"Celestial gift" lands in village, turns out to be human poop
- January 22, 2018

A farmer from the village, Rajbir Yadav, reportedly thought a "very large rock" had crashed into the ground and disintegrated when he first saw the blue ice. Frozen human waste very occasionally forms around the overflow outlets for aeroplane toilets, and then falls to earth. According to Britain's Civil Aviation Authority the phenomenon (known as "blue ice" thanks to the chemicals used in plane toilets) happens about 25 times a year out of the 2.5 million flights that take place in ... (more...)
Vietnam jails oil executives in corruption probe Vietnam jails oil executives in corruption probe
- January 22, 2018

He has been sent to jail for 13 years following the most high-level trial in years, the BBC reported. In its ruling on Monday, the court said the defendants had abused their key roles at the oil company regarding projects of national importance, according to the state-run VNExpress news site. (more...)
Britain army chief warns of country's eroding capability Britain army chief warns of country's eroding capability
- January 22, 2018

In an address to the Royal United Services Institute, Chief of the General Staff Nick Carter is expected to say Russian Federation is building increasingly aggressive and expeditionary forces while already demonstrating its use of superior long-range missiles in Syria. (more...)
Twitter finds 1062 more Russia-backed accounts, to notify 7 lakh users Twitter finds 1062 more Russia-backed accounts, to notify 7 lakh users
- January 22, 2018

Twitter told Congress a year ago that it had detected 37,000 Russian state bots during the election, with the new sum a significant upward revision. Twitter also said it will better manage how it gives developers assess to its application programming interfaces (APIs) and limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts in Tweetdeck through the Twitter API, which could prove to be a headache for social media managers. (more...)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hiring on LinkedIn Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hiring on LinkedIn
- January 22, 2018

Think you've got what it takes to nab the royal role? The publication noted that Legge-Bourke was at Balmoral when Princes William and Harry found out that their mom died in a vehicle crash in Paris. She was criticised in 1998 while taking the princes abseiling when 13-year-old Harry was photographed dangling 160ft above a dam without a helmet and proper safety line. (more...)
Hotel evacuated after man walked in carrying guns, shot through glass door Hotel evacuated after man walked in carrying guns, shot through glass door
- January 22, 2018

Employees told officers that a man walked in carrying two guns, told them that people were chasing him and then fired at least one shot through a glass door. Ireland said they are now determining if any crimes were committed at the hotel or other locations. Police are working to canvas the area and hotel patrons are cleared to re-enter their hotel rooms. (more...)
SpaceX can't test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down SpaceX can't test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down
- January 22, 2018

Because of the shutdown , the 45th Space Wing can't support commercial static fires taking place at the center. The Falcon Heavy , which will carry Elon Musk's own Telsa Roadster skyward whenever it's finally ready for its maiden flight, was slated for a test firing of its engines in advance of its expected debut launch. (more...)
Couple accused of killing 4-year-old held without bond at arraignment Couple accused of killing 4-year-old held without bond at arraignment
- January 22, 2018

Her injuries were so extensive that the Washtenaw County medical examiner said it was the " worst child death case " he'd seen in his 27-year-career. The couple evaded police for more than a week, until their arrest January 9 in Lowndes County in southern Georgia . (more...)
Royal joy as Princess Eugenie announces engagement to long-term boyfriend Royal joy as Princess Eugenie announces engagement to long-term boyfriend
- January 22, 2018

Buckingham Palace announced on Monday morning that the Queen's granddaughter became engaged to Mr Brooksbank in Nicaragua earlier this month. She may choose, however, to follow past precedent and style herself as Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, or even just privately style herself as Mrs Brooksbank. (more...)
Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links
- January 22, 2018

Then-citizen Trump, whose political career began by questioning whether Obama was born in the United States, wasn't finished. A White House physician on Tuesday revealed President Donald Trump should shoot for losing 10 to 15 pounds, and presented a two-pronged plan for the president over the next year. (more...)
Man arrested after schoolgirl, eight, is stabbed to death in 'domestic incident' Man arrested after schoolgirl, eight, is stabbed to death in 'domestic incident'
- January 22, 2018

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow (22 January) to establish the precise cause of death. DI Colclough added: "We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child's death". (more...)
Trump's first year in office averaged dismal 38 percent approval rating Trump's first year in office averaged dismal 38 percent approval rating
- January 22, 2018

The US did score big in another area, though, with America's disapproval rating reaching new heights of 43 percent, falling far behind Germany (25 percent), China (30 percent) and Russian Federation (36 percent). Trump received the highest approval in Alberta, where 29 per cent viewed him positively, and 16 per cent had mixed feelings. He's done more to accentuate tribalism (from backing failed Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore to accusing former President Barack Obama of sundry crimes and ... (more...)
Gov. Ducey pledges to keep Grand Canyon National Park open Gov. Ducey pledges to keep Grand Canyon National Park open
- January 22, 2018

Spokeswoman Heather Swift said public roads that already open are likely to remain open, although services that require staffing and maintenance such as campgrounds, full-service restrooms and concessions won't be operating. "Period", Ducey said in a statement . Ptak says it costs about $100,000 a week to keep Grand Canyon open. While many national parks will remain closed through the government shutdown, the Grand Canyon will be open. (more...)
USA plotting another Korean War: North Korea USA plotting another Korean War: North Korea
- January 22, 2018

The sanctions now bar nearly all exports from North Korea and all oil exports to the country, except for 500,000 barrels of refined fuel annually, as US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Economic Bureau Sandra Oudkirk explained in a telephone briefing with African journalists on Wednesday. (more...)
Pawan Kalyan's wife Anna does an arathi Pawan Kalyan's wife Anna does an arathi
- January 22, 2018

Earlier, the actor-turned-politician along with his wife Anna, Polish Ambassador Adam Burakowski and others participated in a mass prayer at St Mary's Church in Secunderabad. He also sang 'Pyar Hua, Ikrar Hua ' from Shree 420 directed by Raj Kapoor in 1955. The Tollywood actor and his party are seen as from Andhra Pradesh but Pawan Kalyan has a huge fan following in Telangana, and political analysts want to see whether he can queer the political pitch in Telangana. (more...)

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