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Rahul Gandhi conducts 'Janata Darbar' in Amethi to hear public grievances Rahul Gandhi conducts 'Janata Darbar' in Amethi to hear public grievances
- January 17, 2018

During his two-day visit, the Congress President will visit Hanuman temple and hold roadshows at almost seven places in Amethi . In Amethi also, Rahul Gandhi had to face angry protesters at Rajiv Gandhi Chowk because of which he could not garland the statue of his father. (more...)
Over 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos on social network Over 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos on social network
- January 16, 2018

The videos were shared through Facebook's Messenger app. The force launched Operation Umbrella in Autumn 2017 after receiving a tip-off from Facebook that two explicit videos and a pornographic image of the young couple had been circulating among users in the Scandinavian nation. (more...)
PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- January 16, 2018

Pic: ReutersRAMALLAH, WEST BANK: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a USA role in such a panel. "Israel has ended the Oslo agreement" so the PLO Central Council must decide "where should we go from here?" "Abbas's rambling speech was also noteworthy for what was not there - namely, any real vision for moving beyond the failed US-led Oslo paradigm". (more...)
Congress to vote on surveillance bill Congress to vote on surveillance bill
- January 16, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly was on hand at the Capitol on Thursday morning to ensure passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, making clear to members that the President was fully on board with reauthorizing the warrantless surveillance programs the legislation sought to reauthorize . (more...)
More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation
- January 15, 2018

Strong wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour Monday will keep wind chills 15 to 25 degrees below zero all day as well. Forecasters urged drivers to slow down and use caution when in foggy areas. We won't make it above freezing again until Thursday afternoon. Low around 2. Northerly wind 5 to 15mph. An Arctic front will drive south Tuesday bringing the potential for snow just behind the front. (more...)
10000 women to drive Saudi taxis 10000 women to drive Saudi taxis
- January 15, 2018

Some pictures showed women with children entering the stadium, where signs were posted to indicate an entrance for families. As per the historic announcement, by June 2018, women will be eligible to drive in the country. The Interior Minister also presented a commemorative gift to his Saudi counterpart. Saudi Arabia is infamous for its rules against women. More than 60 years after the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, the gates of soccer stadiums will finally ... (more...)
Speeding vehicle goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building Speeding vehicle goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building
- January 15, 2018

The white sedan was speeding when it hit the center median on French Street near 17th Street, causing the auto to fly into the air and into the second story of a nearby dental office, according to a Santa Ana Police Department Nixle notification . (more...)
As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead' As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead'
- January 15, 2018

A Republican attendee, Sen. He also said he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday. DACA is the acronym of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a 2012 programme that gave foreigners who entered the United States as minors a legal permit to reside and work in the country, Xinhua reported. (more...)
Trump calls nations 'shithole' in White House talks Trump calls nations 'shithole' in White House talks
- January 14, 2018

White House and Hill aides say Stephen Miller, the president's top immigration official, was concerned there could be a deal proposed that was too liberal and made sure other conservative lawmakers were present. Trump had seemed amenable to the plan earlier in the day, but his mood shifted during the meeting and he didn't seem interested, the Post said. "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" "They never took a thing from our federal government", Love said in the statement. (more...)
Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview
- January 13, 2018

It got so bad that Miller was cut off by Tapper and asked to leave , and when he continued to refuse to leave, he was escorted off the set by security. Let me tell you something. Miller agreed with Trump's description of himself, adding that Trump is a "self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and who has changed the course of..." In the tense CNN exchange, Miller returned fire by defending his boss who may have been watching the argument unfold. (more...)
Manali girl turns national icon; PM Narendra Modi, HP CM applaud her Manali girl turns national icon; PM Narendra Modi, HP CM applaud her
- January 13, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter , "Well done @ alleaanchal for winning an global medal in skiing!" At her home in Manali, Aanchal's father Roshan Lal Thakur was left wondering if the Prime Minister knew who she really was. (more...)
Trump denies alleged collusion with Russian Federation Trump denies alleged collusion with Russian Federation
- January 12, 2018

And, he added, "there is no collusion ". And, he said, "it has been determined that there's been no collusion by virtually everybody". He said he would be "glad to" speak to Mueller about it. A White House spokesman pointed to a statement from White House lawyer Ty Cobb saying the White House doesn't publicly discuss its conversations with Mueller but was continuing to cooperate "in order to facilitate the earliest possible resolution". (more...)
'Just magical': First same-sex marriage ceremonies held across Australia 'Just magical': First same-sex marriage ceremonies held across Australia
- January 10, 2018

Atfer voting a resounding "yes" in the postal vote survey in November past year, the history-making law allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in Australia passed one month ago, but today is the first day same-sex couples can be Wednesday. (more...)
New pictures of Princess Charlotte released on her first day at nursery New pictures of Princess Charlotte released on her first day at nursery
- January 09, 2018

The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The nursery school, founded in 1964, is housed in a church hall just a short walk from Kensington Palace. On its website the school, rated as "outstanding" by government inspectors, describes itself as traditional, saying it "strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners". (more...)
Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant
- January 09, 2018

No casualties have been reported so far. A fire officer said, "We will not grant permission to restore power and water supply to the studio, to ensure that they do not use the premises". According to a sessions court official, the judges presided over their respective courts as usual from 11 am. This is the sixth incident of fire reported in Mumbai , since the Kamala Mills fire incident on December 29, which claimed 14 lives. (more...)
Doylestown's Pink to perform National Anthem at Super Bowl LII Doylestown's Pink to perform National Anthem at Super Bowl LII
- January 09, 2018

Last year, Lady Gaga played the halftime gig after singing the anthem the year before. The singer has been vocal about her views on President Donald Trump and his response to the protests. His first halftime performance was 14 years ago at the 2004 Super Bowl, when he pulled a controversial move on stage, ripping a piece of Janet Jackson's costume off and exposing her breast to an audience of nearly 100 million viewers worldwide. (more...)
Saudi princes arrested for anti-austerity protest
- January 09, 2018

The protest, which is being described as a sit-in at the Qasr al-Hokm royal palace, was in opposition to the cuts in royal benefits, but also related to the murder conviction and execution of a cousin of theirs in 2016, calling for compensation for his death. (more...)
Fire and Fury book an act of fiction; author a fraud Fire and Fury book an act of fiction; author a fraud
- January 08, 2018

In the letter, Bannon apologizes to the president's son Donald Trump Jr., says that Trump is the only candidate that could have defeated the "Clinton apparatus" and claims that comments made in the book were not aimed at Trump Jr., but rather at Paul Manafort . (more...)
Trump Administration Wants $18 Billion to Build 'Big, Beautiful Wall' Trump Administration Wants $18 Billion to Build 'Big, Beautiful Wall'
- January 07, 2018

The $18 billion would expand the physical barrier on the US-Mexico border from its current 654 miles to almost 1,000 miles-about half of the total border. Trump is also asking for changes to the legal immigration system. A built in delay gives congress until March to come up with a resolution. An administration official confirmed the document was prepared at the request of congressional negotiators and said funding for the wall and other security measures must be part of any legislative ... (more...)
Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate
- January 06, 2018

Motshekga also highlighted that no-fee schools had made their mark in the 2017 matric exams and out shown fee-paying schools by producing 76 300 bachelor passes compared to 67 867 from fee paying schools. Motshekga also applauded three most rural provinces, namely Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, which recorded an upward trend in their performances. (more...)
As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North
- January 06, 2018

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Thursday that the drills were suspended to accommodate the Games, not as a condition of talks between Pyongyang and Seoul . A map of two Koreas showing North Korea's capital Pyongyang and South Korea's capital Seoul is placed at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. (more...)
Erdogan invites French firms to join Turkey's progress
- January 06, 2018

Macron and Erdogan already met at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and at the UN General Assembly in NY in September, and held telephone talks leading to the release of two French journalists held in Turkey. built looking toward Europe and with Europe". The Turkish president said that despite the fact that the Turkey-EU process began decades ago, the country was not granted membership. (more...)
South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash South African tourist killed in Egypt hot air balloon crash
- January 05, 2018

The balloon was travelling over the ancient city when it was forced off course and into a mountainous area by strong winds, according to reports. A health ministry spokesman said that two of the wounded were in serious condition. The balloon was carrying both Egyptians and foreign tourists, with the nationality of the latter not yet having been disclosed. Hot air balloon crashes have occurred in the region before. (more...)
Times Square will get permanent protective barriers Times Square will get permanent protective barriers
- January 03, 2018

Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around NY in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks a year ago on crowds. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill will make it official this afternoon in Times Square. "They will also serve to delineate restricted areas and help streamline vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in these areas". (more...)
'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue 'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue
- January 02, 2018

In 2009, Iran saw eight months of civil unrest when tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election. Mr Rouhani described the United States president as an "enemy of the Iranian nation from the top of his head to his very toes" after Mr Trump said Iranians were "finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism". (more...)
Palestine recalls ambassador to Pakistan who attended rally alongside Hafiz Saeed Palestine recalls ambassador to Pakistan who attended rally alongside Hafiz Saeed
- January 02, 2018

Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan for sharing the stage with 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed , with President Mahmoud Abbas directly intervening to order the recall after India strongly protested the envoy's action as "unacceptable". (more...)
Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan
- January 02, 2018

US-Pakistani ties, long contentious, have taken a nosedive under Trump, who in August declared that " Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos , violence and terror". United States officials told the newspaper that the Americans demanded access to the man who they feel might have valuable information about the whereabouts of at least one other American hostage. (more...)
Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed
- January 01, 2018

Previously, users will have to go to the explore tab to see recommended posts , but the update has transferred these posts to the actual feed of the users. However, there is one fundamental difference between the hashtag feature and the new " recommended posts " feature. But unlike the hashtags feature, which is opt in (as you choose if you want to track hashtags and, if so, which ones), you can't really disable the new recommendations. (more...)
Iowa State holds on for win over Memphis in Liberty Bowl Iowa State holds on for win over Memphis in Liberty Bowl
- December 31, 2017

The play was called a fumble on the field and after review, the play stood as called. Memphis (10-3) drove to the Iowa State 40 on its next possession but lost the ball on downs when Riley Ferguson overthrew Phil Mayhue on fourth-and-10 with 1:52 remaining. (more...)
Jay-Z Teases Jay-Z Teases "Family Feud" Video with Beyonce and Blue Ivy
- December 30, 2017

In the clip, some celebrity guests make cameo appearances: namely, Blue Ivy and Beyoncé . In a teaser posted to Twitter , the clip finds Jay and Beyoncé in a confession booth. Beyonce then comes in with a warning about how "nobody wins when the family feuds ", and all we have to say is, we're so glad these two made up! The rapper owns the subscription-based streaming service and tends to keep his family's work exclusive to it as a result.Something as huge as the " Family Feud " ... (more...)
President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation
- December 30, 2017

Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC that he wants leaders of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to "purge" officials that he says are politically biased against President Trump . (more...)
Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him
- December 29, 2017

The victor of the election will replace Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa's first democratically elected president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Liberians head to the polls to choose a leader in a closely contested runoff between the two candidates after seven weeks of delays caused by a legal challenge brought against the electoral commission by Boakai. (more...)
Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls
- December 29, 2017

As indicated by court archives, the subsequent harm cost at any rate $300,000. A high-profile Texas attorney alleges that a woman destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art in his house, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, after getting drunk on a first date. (more...)
Jerusalem to Name Train Station After Trump Jerusalem to Name Train Station After Trump
- December 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital, a move that was widely condemned around the world but welcomed in Israel. The Jerusalem Post quoted the Israeli minister as saying, "The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I chose to name the train station that leads to it after President Trump , following his historic and courageous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel". (more...)
'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa 'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa
- December 27, 2017

Provided photo The kinara, a seven-branched candleholder, sits among several symbols of Kwanzaa , a weeklong African-American cultural and historical celebration that began on Tuesday. He wasn't as enthusiastic about Kwanzaa in 2011. Kwanzaa ends January 1 with a feast and gifts. The candles - one black, three red and three green - each symbolize a different principle: unity ( umoja ), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics ... (more...)