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At least 3 killed in helicopter crash into California home At least 3 killed in helicopter crash into California home
- January 31, 2018

The crash site is roughly a mile away from the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, according to CBS News. Newport Beach police said there were four people on the aircraft and one on the ground who was also apparently struck by some debris from the crash. (more...)
Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May
- January 31, 2018

Terminations are now only allowed in the Republic when the life of the mother is at risk and the maximum penalty for accessing an illegal abortion is 14 years in prison. PM Varadkar said he would campaign for the abortion laws to be amended. "Life experience does that". "And it's a matter for people to make their own decision, based on the evidence they hear, compassion and empathy". (more...)
Melania Trump 'Furious' Over Husband's Alleged Affair With Adult Star Melania Trump 'Furious' Over Husband's Alleged Affair With Adult Star
- January 31, 2018

The recent revelations about Stormy Daniels led to speculation about First Lady Melania Trump's reaction. The first lady had made a decision to remain in Trump Tower in NY in order to take care of Barron while he finished the fifth grade, and only moved to Washington, DC in early June, after over four months living away from President Donald Trump . (more...)
Netanyahu heads to Moscow to warn about Iran in Lebanon Netanyahu heads to Moscow to warn about Iran in Lebanon
- January 31, 2018

This is the seventh meeting between the two leaders since Russian forces have engaged in an air campaign against Syria terrorists, under the request of Damascus. Netanyahu, who had arrived in Moscow earlier Monday, had three separate meetings, spending several hours with the Russian president. Speaking in a video statement after his talks with Putin, Netanyahu hailed what he described as a "good and in-depth" meeting. (more...)
U.S. to Increase Pressure on African Nations Trading with North Korea U.S. to Increase Pressure on African Nations Trading with North Korea
- January 31, 2018

The administration announced new sanctions Wednesday against North Korea and also indicated that two Chinese firms helped export metals and other items used in the regime's weapons programs. Despite Russia's denials, leaked satellite imagery published by the Wall Street Journal on January 19 showed a DPRK-linked ship offloading North Korean coal in Russia in 2017. (more...)
White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency' White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'
- January 30, 2018

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on ABC's "This Week", adding that "Mr. Mueller is the flawless guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will". The senators, Lindsey Graham of SC and Susan Collins of ME, also urged special counsel Robert Mueller Sunday to review whether Trump tried to fire him last June, an accusation the president has labeled "fake news". (more...)
Government has contained inflation: President Government has contained inflation: President
- January 30, 2018

He said the Centre was committed for the protection of the rights of Muslim women and expressed hope that the Triple Talaq Bill will be passed by Parliament soon. My government is committed to world class railway services. Government has approved a new major program "Bharatmala" in the highway area. Kovind said the government sanctioned schemes worth Rs 10,000 crore in the past three years. (more...)
Russian paralympics team banned from Winter Olympics in March for doping Russian paralympics team banned from Winter Olympics in March for doping
- January 30, 2018

WADA said it learned on January 19, less than a month before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, that the bottles could be susceptible to manual opening upon freezing of a sample. The team of "Neutral Paralympic Athletes" will be about half the size of the Russian team that competed in Sochi in 2014. The IPC estimates that between 30 and 35 neutral athletes will take part at PyeongChang 2018 in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboard and wheelchair curling. (more...)
SpaceX ready for one more mission before Falcon Heavy's maiden launch SpaceX ready for one more mission before Falcon Heavy's maiden launch
- January 30, 2018

Falcon Heavy is essentially the company's Falcon 9 times three. But if there are delays beyond that, all bets are off - the federal government is now funded through February 8, and a government shutdown could stall the launch, since the US Air Force must oversee rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. (more...)
Andrew McCabe resigns as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe resigns as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director
- January 30, 2018

McCabe already planned to leave in March, when he was eligible for full retirement benefits. Though Mr. McCabe's retirement had been widely expected soon, his departure was nevertheless sudden. McCabe's wife, Jill, did not get $700,000 in donations from Clinton for a Virginia state Senate race in 2015. Trump reportedly met with McCabe at the Oval Office after the firing of FBI Director James Comey last May, and asked him whom he voted for in 2016. (more...)
Ingvar Kamprad, founder of furniture giant IKEA, dies at 91 Ingvar Kamprad, founder of furniture giant IKEA, dies at 91
- January 30, 2018

In a statement on Sunday, Ikea said that Mr Kamprad had "peacefully passed away at his home". Born in 1926 to a farming family in Smaland, Kamprad, whose fortune in 2017 was estimated at 37.3 billion euros ($46 billion) according to the Swiss economic magazine Bilan , founded the company at the age of 17. (more...)
Special prosecutor to investigate 'every corner' of Michigan State University Special prosecutor to investigate 'every corner' of Michigan State University
- January 29, 2018

Calley believes this fund will need to be hundreds of millions of dollars in order to compensate the survivors for everything they've been through. Hollis, a Michigan State alum, started working for the athletic department in 1995. "Like everyone, I have questions, and I am going to answer those long overdue questions". Despite this, Dantonio told reporters that such investigations are "new ground for us" and that "it has never happened previously" in June when asked about one such ... (more...)
Harassment of any kind unacceptable: Canada PM Trudeau on Kent Hehr's resignation Harassment of any kind unacceptable: Canada PM Trudeau on Kent Hehr's resignation
- January 29, 2018

Party president Tara Miller said the Tories launched an independent, third-party probe into Baillie's behaviour after a sexual harassment claim was brought to the party's attention late last month by a staff person. "Political parties need to be ready to respond and address those concerns", she said. That's all well and good, Raworth said Thursday, but she would like to see a broad conversation about harassment in politics. (more...)
Croatia agrees to buy Israeli F-16s for $500 million Croatia agrees to buy Israeli F-16s for $500 million
- January 29, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland-the fourth face-to-face between the two leaders over the past year. "It was an important meeting". The meeting is likely to deal with Iran and its involvement in Syria, reported the Jerusalem Post. Merkel told the prime minister that she "understands our concerns regarding the nuclear agreement even though she does not necessarily ... (more...)
Eoin Morgan runs out Travis Head to give England hope in Perth Eoin Morgan runs out Travis Head to give England hope in Perth
- January 29, 2018

The 29-year-old was due to travel to on Thursday and could come into contention for the series finale in on Sunday if Cameron White - the man who displaced him - fails again. the game was unbelievable, what a finish". With one eye on Australia's looming Test tour of South Africa, Smith will be rested from the upcoming T20 tri-series against England and New Zealand, with Warner set to captain Australia's T20 squad in his absence. (more...)
Mission to rescue Polish mountaineer from Pakistan's 'killer mountain' called off Mission to rescue Polish mountaineer from Pakistan's 'killer mountain' called off
- January 29, 2018

The Pole has suffered snow blindness and frostbite and is in a critical condition. We are in deep sadness. A French woman has been found alive but suffering frostbite and unable to walk on a Himalayan mountain, while rescuers were still trying to reach another Polish climber, according to Polish media reports. (more...)
Li leads by one in Dubai Li leads by one in Dubai
- January 28, 2018

Li's total is one short of the record on the Majlis Course after three circuits, set by Stephen Gallacher when he claimed the first of his back-to-back triumphs in 2013. Donaldson, who last won on the tour at the 2014 Czech Masters, said the thought of becoming the first player to shoot a 59 crossed his mind. "I'll probably need to play a bit better tomorrow to win, but it's two weeks into the season and I've given myself a second chance to win a tournament". (more...)
Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Thanks VP Pence For His Support Of Jerusalem Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Thanks VP Pence For His Support Of Jerusalem
- January 28, 2018

Pence also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Tuesday, where he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance. Zomlot's address comes days after Pence announced that the USA embassy would move to Jerusalem in 2019 during his visit to Israel . (more...)
Spain kicks out Venezuela ambassador in tit-for-tat move Spain kicks out Venezuela ambassador in tit-for-tat move
- January 28, 2018

Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis said the decision was regrettable. Arreaza called the move "international economic sabotage" and "the continuous aggressions and recurrent acts of interference in internal affairs.by the Spanish government". (more...)
Who Is Ronald Gasser? Joe McKnight's Killer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Who Is Ronald Gasser? Joe McKnight's Killer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
- January 28, 2018

Gasser would have faced the possibility of a life sentence for a second-degree murder conviction, but instead he faces up to 40 years in prison because of the jury's decision to convict on the lesser offense. Louisiana requires only 10 of 12 jurors to come to the same conclusion about a defendant's guilt, unless the case involves the death penalty. Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own vehicle. (more...)
Is Myanmar 'whitewashing' the Rohingya crisis? Is Myanmar 'whitewashing' the Rohingya crisis?
- January 27, 2018

She seems isolated. She doesn't travel much into the country. "The security will be provided...the subject is so internationally covered so I don't think (Rohingya) people should be scared", he said. Richardson had previously said he got into a furious argument with Suu Kyi at a Monday night dinner when he brought up the case of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested on December 12 on suspicion of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. (more...)
Police officer stabbed, shots fired Police officer stabbed, shots fired
- January 27, 2018

A fleet of emergency service vehicles have rushed to the scene. "I was out the back vacuuming when all of a sudden I heard four or five gunshots", she said. He said the senior officer was "very well regarded by his peers" and that the two other officers who were involved in the incident were "traumatised". (more...)
President Trump Will Support Pathway To Citizenship For All 1.8 Million Dreamers President Trump Will Support Pathway To Citizenship For All 1.8 Million Dreamers
- January 27, 2018

One certain bargaining chip, Trump said , will be congressional funding for border security, including a wall along the USA southern border. The proposal also establishes, in writing, that the "Dreamers" will be eligible for citizenship, not just legal residency. (more...)
NY joins New Jersey and CT in tax plan lawsuit NY joins New Jersey and CT in tax plan lawsuit
- January 27, 2018

Andrew Cuomo of New York, Dannel Malloy of CT and Phil Murphy of New Jersey said they're talking to leaders of other states that stand to be hurt by the federal tax plan that's expected to cost taxpayers in their states billions of dollars. (more...)
Train Derailment Near Milan Kills At Least 3, Injures Dozens Train Derailment Near Milan Kills At Least 3, Injures Dozens
- January 26, 2018

Cause of the crash is still being investigated. A Trenord commuter train from Cremona to Milan partially derailed at 6.57am on Thursday, with some 350 people on board. That account fits with what witnesses described , which was that the train began to shake violently before the impact. Reportedly, some passengers are still trapped in the wreckage. (more...)
Cape Town heads for 'Day Zero' as water supplies dwindle Cape Town heads for 'Day Zero' as water supplies dwindle
- January 26, 2018

As things stand, Day Zero is projected to occur on 12 April - moved forward from the previous estimation of 21 April 2018. The DA notes the statement released by Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane , following an earlier media briefing by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane , detailing a programme of action to avert " Day Zero ". (more...)
Man United youngsters part of Mourinho's plans after Sanchez signing Man United youngsters part of Mourinho's plans after Sanchez signing
- January 26, 2018

He becomes more than a player because of that multi-functionality. Yeovil Town also known as the Glovers - who played in the Championship in 2013-14 are now 22nd in the fourth tier and haven't won in the league since Boxing Day. "You go and analyse the numbers and Manchester City spent more money than us, Chelsea spent more money than us, I think even Everton spent more money than us". (more...)
Portland's Mayor Wheeler: DOJ threat to sanctuary cities 'insulting' and 'dangerous' Portland's Mayor Wheeler: DOJ threat to sanctuary cities 'insulting' and 'dangerous'
- January 26, 2018

The Democratic mayor said he had originally planned on attending, and said others who were invited had also planned to go. At the scheduled meeting with around 100 USA mayors on Wed, Jan 24, President Trump stated: "As you know the Department of Justice today announced a critical legal step to hold accountable sanctuary cities that violate federal law and free criminal aliens back into our communities". (more...)
Police chase ends in a horrifying head on crash Police chase ends in a horrifying head on crash
- January 26, 2018

Helicopters and DPS troopers followed the suspect as he continued to drive at high speeds along Interstate 10, eventually transitioning onto the 202. At several points, DPS troopers considered throwing down stop sticks to stop the suspect, but there was too much freeway traffic around him to do it safely. (more...)
Melania Trump will no longer attend conference in Davos with the president Melania Trump will no longer attend conference in Davos with the president
- January 26, 2018

To be clear, the document itself contains no information regarding Daniels, or her given name, Stephanie Clifford . Following on from the recent media storm she's found herself in, Daniels is now doing a tour called "Make America Horny Again", which launched in SC last weekend. (more...)
Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88 Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88
- January 25, 2018

Author China Mieville, who interviewed Le Guin for Radio 4 for her 80th birthday in 2009 , said he first read her Earthsea books when he was approaching his teenage years. She did. Le Guin wrote back with notes. Her vast output encompasses novels, essays, poems, short stories, podcasts, translations and children's books. (more...)
Turkey to return Syrian refugees to their homeland - Erdogan Turkey to return Syrian refugees to their homeland - Erdogan
- January 25, 2018

Turkish ground troops first crossed the border to Syria in an attempt to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out of the Afrin region on Saturday. "Whether it is Manbij , Afrin, the east of the Euphrates or even threats from northern Iraq, it doesn't matter", he said. (more...)
High School Shooting in Kentucky Kills Two, Injures Over a Dozen More High School Shooting in Kentucky Kills Two, Injures Over a Dozen More
- January 25, 2018

The slain victims have been identified by authorities as Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, reports said. The most severely injured students were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. My staff in western Kentucky is at the high school and is in close contact with local officials. Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said it's not confirmed yet whether he would be charged as a minor or adult, but his name won't be released unless he's indicted. (more...)
Michigan St. vice chair: More going on here than 'this Nassar thing' Michigan St. vice chair: More going on here than 'this Nassar thing'
- January 24, 2018

Cowan excelled at gymnastics as a youth growing up in MI. She's a cosmetologist who runs a business in Rockdale. The accusers, many of whom were children, said they trusted Nassar to treat them properly, were in denial about what was happening or were afraid to speak up. (more...)
ASEAN leaders gather in New Delhi for commemorative summit with India ASEAN leaders gather in New Delhi for commemorative summit with India
- January 24, 2018

Indonesian president Joko Widodo will be the last to arrive. This comes at a time when India is keen on changing its "Look East" policy to "Act East" policy. The epic of the Ramayana-which is well-known in India-is something it shares in common with Southeast Asia. The PM's visit aims to confirm Vietnam's consistent policy of giving high priority to upholding the Vietnam - India comprehensive strategic partnership, as well as affirm Vietnam's active role as a coordinating country for the ... (more...)
7-year-old Raped, Murdered in Punjab; Accused Neighbour Arrested 7-year-old Raped, Murdered in Punjab; Accused Neighbour Arrested
- January 24, 2018

Such crimes are day by day appearing and criminals live freely without any fear.How we can bring peace if such conditions are being norm of the day. He said that the case will be prosecuted in an anti-terrorism court (ATC), and assured that all legal formalities will be completed. (more...)
White House Slams Graham
- January 24, 2018

He's been an outlier for years", said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley. Miller was all but served up to the media by Republican Sen. The 32-year old White House aide has reportedly been behind the disintegration of every deal Trump is supposedly agreeing to with Senate Democrats and Republicans. (more...)
Revised TPP to be signed in March - Trade Minister Revised TPP to be signed in March - Trade Minister
- January 24, 2018

The first issue was Canada's insistence on preferential policies to protect cultural industries and content. On autos, the official argued Canada made progress in support of its automotive sector and ensured it can compete anywhere on a level playing field. (more...)
Klaus Schwab opens World Economic Forum in Davos with plea for collaboration Klaus Schwab opens World Economic Forum in Davos with plea for collaboration
- January 24, 2018

Ms Funiciello said the move was "a way of hiding behind the power of global elites", adding that the authorities "need stronger spines". A total of 3,000 participants from 100 countries will attend the forum's sessions including 70 heads of state, and government representatives, heads of 38 major worldwide organizations in addition to world political, economic, and media leaders. (more...)
Day 5 of sex abuse victims speaking ahead of Larry Nassar sentencing Day 5 of sex abuse victims speaking ahead of Larry Nassar sentencing
- January 23, 2018

He has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography and faces at least 25 additional years for sexual assault charges. "It was mandatory to get "treatment" by Nassar", Raisman tweeted on January 10. Nassar, 54, has admitted molesting athletes during medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics , which trains Olympians. (more...)
Social Engineering to the People: Facebook Asks Users to Rank Media Credibility Social Engineering to the People: Facebook Asks Users to Rank Media Credibility
- January 23, 2018

The social media giant unveiled another major change to the News Feed , announcing it will rank news organisations by trustworthiness based on user feedback, diminishing its own role in influencing what news people see. It will use those scores, along with other factors, to decide how much to show a source in people's news feeds . "We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren't just fun to use, but also good for people's well-being", Zuckerberg wrote . (more...)
No bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Pak PM at Davos No bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Pak PM at Davos
- January 22, 2018

Modi will deliver a keynote speech at the plenary session at 11am India time. During his 24-hour-visit, described by officials as "short but very focused", PM Modi will also host a dinner for CEOs from across the world, 20 of Indian companies and 40 from elsewhere, on Monday evening and will interact with a large gathering of 120 members of WEF's global business community on Tuesday. (more...)
State of emergency declared in Jamaica following spike in violence State of emergency declared in Jamaica following spike in violence
- January 22, 2018

A state of emergency has been declared in Jamaica following a rise in murder and violent crime. "Crime and violence, in particular murders, have been escalating in the Parish of St. Montego Bay, in St. James Parish, is a popular destination for global tourists. The UK advisory said for excursions outside hotels, these should be undertaken with organised tour operators, and transportation should be arranged or provided by the hotels. (more...)
Halifax misses out on Amazon bid Halifax misses out on Amazon bid
- January 22, 2018

Before he left office Tuesday, Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved a measure backed by Democrats to allow New Jersey to offer up to $5 billion to Amazon. The partnership also has made a priority of boosting the broader region's supply of trained talent, which relies on numerous nine universities from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. (more...)
Russian Federation says Iran nuclear deal can not be saved without US Russian Federation says Iran nuclear deal can not be saved without US
- January 22, 2018

But he said he was doing so for the "last time" to give USA and European negotiators a "last chance" to enact measures to fix "disastrous flaws" in the deal. "We have to be willing to risk our trade relations with China in order to get China cooperation on North Korea", Sherman said. "The Trump administration came in and said we're putting everything on the table from diplomacy to military options", he said. (more...)
East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state: Jordan's King East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state: Jordan's King
- January 22, 2018

Pence, who heads to Israel later Sunday, arrived in Jordan on Saturday evening from Egypt, where he met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a key Trump ally. "Today we have a major challenge to overcome, especially with some of the rising frustrations", he said. "In fact, we're not going to reopen negotiations on illegal immigration until they reopen the government and give you, our soldiers, and your families the benefits and wages you've earned". (more...)
NFL Playoffs Will Air On Armed Forces Net Despite Government Shutdown NFL Playoffs Will Air On Armed Forces Net Despite Government Shutdown
- January 22, 2018

In light of the government shut down, Eagles fans deployed overseas would have been kept from watching the team's first NFC appearance in a decade, as the government shutdown meant the entire Armed Forces Network (AFN), which offers radio and television programming for military audiences, is also shut down . (more...)
China vows action against USA warship entering South China waters China vows action against USA warship entering South China waters
- January 22, 2018

On the evening of January 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said on its website on Saturday. Asked if the passage of the US warship in Philippine-claimed waters was a concern, Lorenzana said: "No, for as long as they are on innocent passage". (more...)
Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child' Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'
- January 22, 2018

Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister since 1856 when she formed a centre-left coalition in October. "I am not the first woman to work and have a baby - there are many women who have done this before", she said. She later said that she had an hour's notice that Andrew Little was about to stand down. "It is a women's decision about when they choose to have children". (more...)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reveal baby name Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reveal baby name
- January 21, 2018

Following Kim's announcement, Khloe Kardashian gushed over her niece's name. According to The Sun, Kardashian and West are on course to have the most blinging baby on the block after Jay Z and Beyonce sent their little girl a stunning $26,000 diamond encrusted bracelet. (more...)