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Israel 'legalises' settlement outpost in response to settler killing Israel 'legalises' settlement outpost in response to settler killing
- February 06, 2018

Israeli media identified the stabbing victim as Itamar Ben Gal, a 29-year-old father of four. For the murderers - we will exact justice. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli had died of his wounds, making the announcement at a weekly meeting of legislators from his right-wing Likud party. (more...)
In blow to GOP, supreme court allows Pennsylvania redistricting to proceed In blow to GOP, supreme court allows Pennsylvania redistricting to proceed
- February 06, 2018

Following a challenge from Democrats, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court said in January that existing congressional districts "clearly, plainly and palpably violat [ed] the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania", providing Republicans a political advantage, and requested redistricting the congressional map. (more...)
Modi's visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman of strategic importance Modi's visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman of strategic importance
- February 06, 2018

MEA also discussed plans of a ministerial-level joint meeting in Palestine and said that the nations had agreed to deepen engagement in health, IT, tourism, youth affairs, and sports sectors. In October 2015, President Pranab Mukherjee was the first Indian President to visit Israel and Palestine, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin paid a return visit to India in November 2016. (more...)
My hearts throbs equally for Pakistanis, Kashmiris, says Nawaz Sharif My hearts throbs equally for Pakistanis, Kashmiris, says Nawaz Sharif
- February 06, 2018

The development budget for the PaK had been doubled. Every year, on February 5, Kashmir Solidarity Day is widely marked across Pakistan and by Kashmiri nationalists worldwide, holding special programs. "The courageous people of Kashmir are being blinded by the pellet guns used to fire at them", Nawaz said, referring to incidents of injuries resulting from Indian forces' use of pellet guns against separatists in Kashmir. (more...)
China Bitcoin Ban: PRC Blocks Access to All Crypto-exchanges China Bitcoin Ban: PRC Blocks Access to All Crypto-exchanges
- February 06, 2018

Faced with Chinese citizens who continue to trade cryptocurrency on platforms operated bey-ond the country's reach, or take part in initial coin offerings, authorities will " ratchet up oversight in a sustained manner ", the report said . With the highly restricted internet service in the country, accessing these foreign platforms has not exactly been a breeze. Chinese exchanges lift their suspension on withdrawals of cryptocurrencies. (more...)
One deputy reportedly killed, two law enforcement officers wounded in Colorado Springs One deputy reportedly killed, two law enforcement officers wounded in Colorado Springs
- February 06, 2018

Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed by a male suspect. " Deputy Flick was an outstanding member of my agency and he will be missed". However, authorities said the Colorado Springs officer was "stable". Last month, a 22-year-old man was charged with the murder of Adams County Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm, 31, who was gunned down after he and other deputies responded to reports of an assault near the city ... (more...)
US Democrats call for release of memo rebutting criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation US Democrats call for release of memo rebutting criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation
- February 06, 2018

Republicans say a judge should have known that "political actors" were involved in allegations that led the Justice Department to believe Page might be an agent of a foreign power - an accusation he has consistently denied . "We also want to make sure that the White House doesn't redact our memo for political purposes and obviously that's a deep concern", Schiff said. But that meeting was put off, according to two people familiar with the committee's schedule. (more...)
Nagaland Assembly elections: Deadline looms, but no papers Nagaland Assembly elections: Deadline looms, but no papers
- February 06, 2018

Meanwhile, some of the state-level party leaders have written to party Chief Amit Shah , expressing resentment against the pre-poll alliance with the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic People's Party (NDPP). "True, we have been contesting elections with the NPF, but there was never any seat-sharing agreement". The committee, comprising extremist organisations, wants a solution to the Naga political issue before polls. (more...)
TDP among allies unhappy with BJP TDP among allies unhappy with BJP
- February 06, 2018

The YSRCP MPs also held protest demonstration by holding placards demanding the Centre to grant Special Category Status (SCS), Establishment of Railway Zone, Steel Factory in Kadapa and Sea Port at Dugirajapatnam. "We MPs are ready to resign, but we are bound by the Chief Minister's decision", said Pandula Ravindra Babu TDP MP Amalapuram told ANI. "The speculation was created a day before the TDP meeting to create an impression that all BJP allies are breaking away which is not the case", ... (more...)
Super Bowl advertising campaign a boon for Aussie outback tourism: government Super Bowl advertising campaign a boon for Aussie outback tourism: government
- February 06, 2018

The website for the "movie" now redirects to a post on the Tourism Australia website. What begins as a typical movie trailer slowly and comically unravels, becoming a flagrant excuse to highlight Australia's dazzling locations and fine array of food and wine. (more...)
947 terrorists 'neutralized' in Operation Olive Branch in Syria 947 terrorists 'neutralized' in Operation Olive Branch in Syria
- February 06, 2018

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Polar bears could go extinct sooner than scientists previously thought Polar bears could go extinct sooner than scientists previously thought
- February 05, 2018

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Taeyang & Min Hyo-rin tie the knot Taeyang & Min Hyo-rin tie the knot
- February 05, 2018

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White House rejects bipartisan immigration plan pushed by McCain, Coons White House rejects bipartisan immigration plan pushed by McCain, Coons
- February 05, 2018

But the measure stops short of explicitly providing money for a wall along the boundary with Mexico, the focus of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. At the same time he has given mixed messages about the future of the hundreds of thousands of DACA participants. According to MSN News, the proposed bill will not include immediate funding for Pres. (more...)
Leading Ivory Trade Investigator Found Stabbed To Death Leading Ivory Trade Investigator Found Stabbed To Death
- February 05, 2018

She said Mr Martin was due to publish a report revealing how the ivory trade had moved from China to surrounding countries. "What had happened was in the 1970s, there had been a huge slaughter of elephants in East Africa, followed in the 1980s by rhinos". (more...)
Tripura CM slams BJP, RSS over IPFT nexus Tripura CM slams BJP, RSS over IPFT nexus
- February 05, 2018

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Netherlands withdraws ambassador from Turkey Netherlands withdraws ambassador from Turkey
- February 05, 2018

The ministry added that as long as there is no Dutch ambassador in Ankara, it will not allow a new Turkish ambassador in the Netherlands . The Dutch government has made a decision to officially withdraw the Netherlands' Ambassador from Turkey , the ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday, February 5, Xinhua reports. (more...)
Wales Weather: Wintry this week! Wales Weather: Wintry this week!
- February 05, 2018

The Arctic conditions will really take hold on Tuesday when snow and sleet sweep south-east across Britain . The Met Office has forecasted that today will be cold and filled with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers, with maximum temperatures of 4C. (more...)
Attacker shot and arrested after trying to break into Rouhani's office Attacker shot and arrested after trying to break into Rouhani's office
- February 05, 2018

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Russian missiles kill 30 Syrian rebels after militants shoot down fighter jet Russian missiles kill 30 Syrian rebels after militants shoot down fighter jet
- February 05, 2018

Russia's defence ministry denies aiming at civilians and says it targets only hardline Islamist militants in Syria . More than two dozen Syrian rebels on Saturday were killed by Russian cruise-missile attacks after Syrian rebels downed a Russian fighter jet. (more...)
MLA filmed cutting clamp from his auto MLA filmed cutting clamp from his auto
- February 05, 2018

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Gerry Kelly has been interviewed by the PSNI for alleged criminal damage after he removed a clamp from his vehicle in Belfast . It comes just weeks after another senior Sinn Fein figure Barry McElduff resigned after he sparked outrage on the anniversary of the IRA's Kingsmill massacre. (more...)
United Kingdom judges block U.S. extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love United Kingdom judges block U.S. extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love
- February 05, 2018

There is concern that Love, who has also experienced depressive illness, would take his own life if extradited to the U.S., where prison services are not believed to have comparable mental health provisions as they would in the UK. "We allow the appeal on both those grounds", he continued once everyone had quietened down. Two judges sitting in London ruled in his favour on Monday - a decision greeted by a loud cheer in the packed courtroom. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Where is South Korea? Winter Olympics: Where is South Korea?
- February 05, 2018

The Korean players stood to the Korean traditional tune of "Arirang" at the start of the game, instead of their respective national anthems, and received warm applause as they left the arena after the contest. This has much to do with the North Korean government's threats to engulf Seoul "in a sea of fire" if Washington dares to attack. "We will not allow North Korea's propaganda to hijack the messaging of the Olympics". (more...)
At least two dead as Japanese military helicopter crashes into residential neighbourhood At least two dead as Japanese military helicopter crashes into residential neighbourhood
- February 05, 2018

A Ground Self-Defense Force attack helicopter that was being put through its paces after maintenance work crashed in a residential area of Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, on February 5, the Defense Ministry said. Images broadcast on local media showed thick black smoke over the area and damaged windows and the roof of a house. An eyewitness from the kindergarten was quoted as saying she heard a loud "bang" but confirmed no one at the kindergarten was injured. (more...)
Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan's meeting with pope Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan's meeting with pope
- February 05, 2018

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Garin, Sanofi sued for damages over suspected Dengvaxia death Garin, Sanofi sued for damages over suspected Dengvaxia death
- February 05, 2018

The UP-PGH's Dengue Investigative Task Force on January 2 reported three out of the 14 children died of what is called "dengue shock syndrome" after receiving the vaccine. "Our vaccine programmes shouldn't have to suffer", Domingo said he as he revealed that the overall vaccination rate has gone down from the "ideal" of 85 to 90 percent to just 60 percent. (more...)
Offaly hit with snow and ice weather warning from Met Éireann Offaly hit with snow and ice weather warning from Met Éireann
- February 05, 2018

A fourth yellow warning comes into play from 5am on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday, affecting the Highlands, Northern Ireland , southwest Scotland , Lothian and Borders, Strathclyde, Wales and southwest England. Wrap up warm, today is set to be bitterly cold, with temperatures feeling like freezing for the rest of the week. Isolated wintry showers will persist near coasts with icy surfaces expected. (more...)
Pederson calls trick play, Foles catches TD on fourth down Pederson calls trick play, Foles catches TD on fourth down
- February 05, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles' incredible Super Bowl trick play that got Nick Foles a receiving touchdown was apparently one Foles had run before. The defense-is-optional game featured a combined 673 yards between the teams in the first half. (more...)
Sessions defends deputy amid Trump criticism Sessions defends deputy amid Trump criticism
- February 05, 2018

A top Democratic congressman said Friday he is " very concerned" about the possibility that President Donald Trump will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the wake of a controversial memo alleging Federal Bureau of Investigation abuses of its surveillance authority. (more...)
Donald Trump accuses Democrats of going 'AWOL' in immigration talks Donald Trump accuses Democrats of going 'AWOL' in immigration talks
- February 05, 2018

In 2013, the Gang of Eight - a group of eight Republican and Democratic senators - failed to pass a bill that would have granted citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants in exchange for border security and skills-based immigration quotas. (more...)

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