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Countdown to ISRO launch of PSLV-C44 tonight Countdown to ISRO launch of PSLV-C44 tonight
- January 26, 2019

A smaller version of the student satellite was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States in June 2017 alongwith other experiments. Isro is the not the first space agency to try this "waste to wealth innovation". First of all, a new variant of PSLV with two strap on is introduced in this mission to enhance payload capability of PSLV beyond core alone configuration. (more...)
USA warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions USA warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions
- January 26, 2019

Beijing has also repeatedly urged Washington to respect the " One China " policy, which considers Taiwan as an integral part of the mainland. In July, the U.S. "The [Taiwan] military is in full control of the waters around Taiwan and its skies every day", Chen said, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. (more...)
Pope Francis criticizes those who 'build walls', 'sow fear' Pope Francis criticizes those who 'build walls', 'sow fear'
- January 26, 2019

Earlier, in a speech to government ministers and members of the diplomatic corps at the foreign ministry, he called on political leaders to reject "all forms of corruption". Instead, in order to reawaken the Church's "constant freshness and youth" the pope emphasized "service to our brothers and sisters, and concrete service at that". (more...)
Too Late For Ezekwesili To Withdraw From Presidential Race Now - INEC Too Late For Ezekwesili To Withdraw From Presidential Race Now - INEC
- January 26, 2019

Ezekwesili , a former World Bank vice president for Africa, was one of the bright sparks in a presidential campaign that has seen the two leading political parties - ruling All Progressives Congress and People's Democratic Party - regurgitate exhausted talking points. (more...)
Mexico Will Not Accept Return of At-risk US Asylum Seekers Mexico Will Not Accept Return of At-risk US Asylum Seekers
- January 26, 2019

The new policy, which has been dubbed " Remain in Mexico " by administration officials and critics alike, will not apply to children traveling alone, known as unaccompanied minors, or to asylum-seekers from Mexico . Many stayed on illegally in the USA either after an adverse ruling on their case or just not showing up to their immigration court date, as the process can take months or even years. (more...)
Youth charged with terrorism-related offence in national security probe Youth charged with terrorism-related offence in national security probe
- January 26, 2019

The youth can not be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. However, police have not identified either of the individuals arrested or provided information about possible charges. Kingston police and RCMP met with Korczynski and other community leaders on Friday morning to provide them with information on the case. Kingston Archdeacon Bill Clarke confirmed to the BBC the Syrian family had come to Kingston as privately sponsored refugees in the summer of 2017. (more...)
Jail After Being Detained for 10 Days Jail After Being Detained for 10 Days
- January 26, 2019

In the interview, Hashemi gave her first detailed account yet of her arrest. According to court documents, she was taken to Washington, D.C., and is being held as a material witness until her grand jury testimony for an unspecified case is done. (more...)
NATO, Russia fail to agree over missile breach, USA to quit treaty NATO, Russia fail to agree over missile breach, USA to quit treaty
- January 26, 2019

We are becoming increasingly concerned over certain aspects of the United States [military] policy, which are not in line with the provisions of the [INF] treaty. "I do not have such understanding". On Wednesday, Russia held a media engagement where they showed off the Novator 9M729, making the case that the system is not in violation of the treaty as it can only travel 480 kilometers, just under the INF limit. (more...)
Taliban-US talks 'making headway' Taliban-US talks 'making headway'
- January 26, 2019

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a check point on the outskirts of Kabul , Afghanistan December 31, 2018. "This step has been taken to further strengthen the ongoing negotiations with the Americans", Zabihullah said while referring to the talks between Taliban negotiators and U.S. (more...)
Lady bit on the bum by carpet python Lady bit on the bum by carpet python
- January 26, 2019

Terrifyingly, she discovered it wasn't a frog, but a 1.6m non-venomous Carpet Python which had "gotten just as much of a fright as she did". "I jumped up with my trousers down and turned around to see what looked like a longneck turtle receding back into the bowl". (more...)
Dangerous Wind Chills Forecast For Rochester Area Dangerous Wind Chills Forecast For Rochester Area
- January 26, 2019

The extreme cold will hang around Thursday with highs only near five above. While the strong winds are expected to die down Thursday night, air temperatures will continue to drop. Overall, Toronto should be seeing between 10 to 15 cm of snow. Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy, and lows will be in the mid to upper single digits. (more...)
Engineers hit fresh snag to reach toddler Julen Rosello
- January 26, 2019

There have been no signs of life since the boy, Julen, fell into the borehole as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan in southern Spain. Emergency services remain at the scene where the boy remains trapped. Meanwhile children and families have been holding candlelight vigils across Spain in support of the missing boy and of the massive rescue operation, even as hopes of finding him alive have faded with each passing day. (more...)
Abducted teen receives own reward money Abducted teen receives own reward money
- January 26, 2019

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store have announced that they are working with law enforcement officials to move forward with their plan to donate their $25,000 reward directly to Jayme Closs , according to a press release from Hormel Foods. (more...)
Trump announces short-term deal to end shutdown and reopen government Trump announces short-term deal to end shutdown and reopen government
- January 26, 2019

The Democratic proposal would reopen federal agencies and allow time for negotiations over border security , he said. "The president thought he could crack Democrats , and he didn't, and I hope it's a lesson for him", said the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer. (more...)
Dam collapse floods Brazil community with mining waste Dam collapse floods Brazil community with mining waste
- January 26, 2019

The dam belonged to Brazil's biggest mining company Vale, which confirmed its collapse and said "the total priority is to protect the lives of employees and inhabitants". Helicopters plucked people covered in mud from the disaster area, including a woman with a fractured hip who was among eight injured people taken to hospital, officials said. (more...)
CNN’s Don Lemon accuses Trump of demeaning Pelosi for calling her ‘Nancy’ CNN’s Don Lemon accuses Trump of demeaning Pelosi for calling her ‘Nancy’
- January 26, 2019

EST. "She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown , suggesting a later date". This is her prerogative - I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. The address has been delayed before. Ronald Reagan's 1986 State of the Union address was postponed after the Challenger space shuttle exploded in flight on January 28 of that year. (more...)
NY lawmakers vote to protect abortion rights NY lawmakers vote to protect abortion rights
- January 26, 2019

So-called TRAP laws (an acronym for "targeted regulation of abortion providers") have caused safe abortion clinics to shut down because they could not meet the new requirements, putting the surviving clinics physically out of reach for women who don't have the means to travel long distances. (more...)
Greece approves Macedonia name change Greece approves Macedonia name change
- January 26, 2019

Athens has long opposed the use of the name Macedonia for its neighbour, which declared independence in 1991 following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, saying it implied a territorial claim over the Greek province with the same name as well as an appropriation of Greece's cultural heritage. (more...)
President Trump slams Michael Cohen for using same lawyer as Hillary Clinton President Trump slams Michael Cohen for using same lawyer as Hillary Clinton
- January 25, 2019

Cohen had been scheduled to speak with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in public on February 7, until he postponed it indefinitely "due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. And Lanny Davis , Cohen's attorney, declined to comment as well. As for whether Cohen will be forced to speak with a subpoena, Davis cited multiple legal issues surrounding his cooperation, but insisted "make no mistake, Michael Cohen will speak". (more...)
FBI, Marines, join search for missing 3-year-old North Carolina boy FBI, Marines, join search for missing 3-year-old North Carolina boy
- January 25, 2019

The FBI's Charlotte Division says only professional searchers are participating because of weather-related safety concerns. Casey Hathaway disappeared Tuesday afternoon after he had been playing outside his grandmother's house with relatives. (more...)
Turkey says has capacity to create 'safe zone' in Syria alone Turkey says has capacity to create 'safe zone' in Syria alone
- January 25, 2019

Weeks after President Donald Trump announced that he would pull all US troops out of Syria , the leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey sat down to make their own plans for the country that would exclude the U.S. Putin, who has propped up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said he supports dialogue between Damascus and the Kurds. The Turkish president stressed the necessity of a joint fight against terror groups, which he said, are aiming to undermine Turkey-Russian cooperation. (more...)
Tshisekedi calls for 'a Congo for all' after disputed election Tshisekedi calls for 'a Congo for all' after disputed election
- January 25, 2019

Many have signaled that Kabila's departure is enough. "Our Congo will not be a Congo of hate and tribalism". Candidates criticized last month's election , which had been delayed since 2016, over the use of controversial new voting machines and the fact that the electoral commission made a decision to bar more than a million voters from participating over concerns about Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the country. (more...)
George Soros: China is using tech advances to repress its people George Soros: China is using tech advances to repress its people
- January 25, 2019

Financier George Soros said on January 24 at the World Economic Forum that "there are clear indications that a broad based economic decline is in the making in China , which is affecting the rest of the world", according to a copy of his prepared remarks. (more...)
Michael Cohen delays testimony to Congress Michael Cohen delays testimony to Congress
- January 25, 2019

Cohen's family, including his wife, children and in-laws, encouraged him to postpone the appearance after calls by Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate Cohen's father-in-law , according to Cohen's lawyer and spokesman Lanny Davis. (more...)
Nurse arrested for 'impregnating coma woman' may have abused her numerous times
- January 25, 2019

Sutherland pleaded the Fifth when questioned by police and did not enter a plea when he appeared in court on Wednesday. The baby boy is now being cared for by them and is doing well, police spokesperson Tommy Thompson said. "Nate and T know, understand, and have experienced the less than poor side of life; where you either have a shirt or some used trousers with holes in them to wear (no underwear or shoes) and if you got 1 meal a day, you were considered blessed". (more...)

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