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United States fails to get UNSC action on Iranian protests United States fails to get UNSC action on Iranian protests
- January 08, 2018

Envoys from several other countries including China expressed reservations about whether the council was the right place to debate the issue. At least 21 people have been killed in Iran after anti-government protests broke out in late December. (more...)
Killed, Including Boy, in Shooting at Santa Clarita Home: Sheriff's Department Killed, Including Boy, in Shooting at Santa Clarita Home: Sheriff's Department
- January 08, 2018

A coroner's official Sunday released the identities of three of the four individuals whose bodies were found inside a Southern California home. Lt. "I broke down when I first saw which house it was and every since then, I'm just in shock". Amy was described as an avid runner with ABC Eyewitness News reporting the wife operated a day care center, Amy's Corner , from the home. (more...)
Crew missing after Iranian tanker hits freighter
- January 08, 2018

The Chinese Transport Ministry says 32 people, majority Iranians, are missing from an oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off the east coast of China. Reuters reports that the Panama-flagged Sanchi is managed by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), owned by Bright Shipping and chartered by Hanwha Total Petrochemical. (more...)
At least 25 dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya At least 25 dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya
- January 08, 2018

Rescuers located the migrants' punctured dinghy on Saturday, picking up 86 survivors and fishing eight dead women out of the water. Rescue agencies said many more were still missing, and said the death toll could be as high as 25. "Italian navy on the scene", the German charity Sea Watch said on Twitter. The numbers travelling to Italy was 119,000 - 34% fewer than 2016, Frontex said. (more...)
Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessions' move to restrict marijuana Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessions' move to restrict marijuana
- January 08, 2018

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said that state was blindsided by the announcement, according to CNN. "There is a belief that that is inconsistent with what federal law says", a senior Department of Justice official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Politico . (more...)
Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign groups for boycott movement
- January 08, 2018

Israel's government last week approved a plan which will set aside $72 million to fighting the campaign to boycott it. "This isn't really about targeting BDS activists". The campaign was launched "to end global support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with worldwide law", according to its website. (more...)
Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win
- January 07, 2018

Late-night comedians are desperately competing for President Donald Trump's "Fake News Media" awards by using the same tactic of posting "for your consideration" ads. He bought a Times Square billboard that says, in Oscars style, "For Your Consideration"-listing amusing reasons why he should be honored". Maybe-maybe-there was a chance that we would, for at least a couple minutes, stop paying attention to Donald Trump . (more...)
Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Plans And Did Nothing Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Plans And Did Nothing
- January 07, 2018

In a newly released court document, Noor Salman said Mateen told her "this is my target" beforehand in reference to the Pulse Nightclub where 49 were left dead on June 12, 2016 after Mateen opened fire inside. The hearing was reportedly closed to the public on Friday. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron ruled in the defense's favor Friday to allow Frumkin to testify, Salman's lawyer Charles Swift said. (more...)
Trump complains about 'Fake Book,' likens himself to Reagan Trump complains about 'Fake Book,' likens himself to Reagan
- January 07, 2018

Asked to clarify what he meant when he wrote that Trump's entire circle questioned his fitness for office, Wolff said, "100 percent of the people around him". As for the tweets: "He feels he can go around the press and get his perspective out by tweeting", explained Kelly. Trump said going from successful businessman to reality TV star to president on his first try "would qualify as not smart, but genius. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj urges NRIs to come back Sushma Swaraj urges NRIs to come back
- January 07, 2018

He noted that the meeting functions as a strategic platform to share ideas of cooperation between ASEAN and India. Swaraj further highlighted the trade agreement between India and ASEAN nations as the most "ambitious" one and said that the strength of the partnership and the engagement between the two regions lies in the clarity of the principle. (more...)
Palestinians protest Greek Orthodox Patriarch Palestinians protest Greek Orthodox Patriarch
- January 07, 2018

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III arriving in Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations. "We do not want this man". The protesters scuffled with Palestinian police and church supporters Saturday as Theophilos III made his way toward the Church of the Nativity, revered as Jesus' birthplace. (more...)
Rohingya rebels claim ambush on Myanmar security forces
- January 07, 2018

A militant group from Myanmar's mostly Muslim Rohingya minority says it will keep fighting the government. A state-run newspaper reported on Saturday that fighting also continued after the ambush. In response, the army mounted a brutal crackdown in which hundreds of Rohingya villages have reportedly been burned down, prompting over 650,000 Muslim villagers to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. (more...)
US After New Strategies to Prop Up Iran Protests US After New Strategies to Prop Up Iran Protests
- January 07, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on January 4 said the "sanctions target key entities involved in Iran's ballistic-missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian people". The Trump administration plans to ask the UN Human Rights Council to convene an emergency session on protests in Iran in which the USA believes at least 21 people have been killed and more than 1,000 arrested, US officials have said. (more...)
FA Cup 2018: Leeds suffer shock loss to Newport, Spurs beat Wimbledon FA Cup 2018: Leeds suffer shock loss to Newport, Spurs beat Wimbledon
- January 07, 2018

A Leeds side showing nine changes from their previous game led thanks to Gaetano Berardi's deflected strike in the 10th minute. After McCoulsky's headed victor, Leeds's day went from bad to worse when Saiz was sent off in stoppage time. (more...)
Reformers Slam Jeff Sessions' New Policy on Federal Marijuana Enforcement
- January 07, 2018

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson Thursday criticized the Trump administration's announcement that it is rescinding a federal policy providing legal protection for marijuana sales in states with recreational pot. "It's not a direct assault on the effort, but it is certainly something that is concerning", he said. The Drug Enforcement Administration, too, does not necessarily consider marijuana its highest priority in every jurisdiction, though agents do feel it is problematic ... (more...)
Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China
- January 07, 2018

The Panama-registered tanker " Sanchi " was sailing from Iran to South Korea carrying 136,000 tonnes of crude oil when it collided with a Chinese freighter, Reuters reports . "We have no information on their fate", he told the news agency. The tanker, managed by the National Iranian Tanker Company, was insured by internationally credited insurers, according to Iran's oil ministry. (more...)
See the first trailer for Stephen Colbert's Donald Trump cartoon series See the first trailer for Stephen Colbert's Donald Trump cartoon series
- January 07, 2018

CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert - who can thank Trump for vaulting him to the top-rated late-night host - is behind Our Cartoon President , an animated series due on Showtime Jan. "She definitely would have", If she hadn't been fired, Colbert said. "I love my country more than I love a good joke", he says. According to the cable network, the show follows "the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States and his merry band of advisors and family members". (more...)
Tapper cuts off Miller after heated interview Tapper cuts off Miller after heated interview
- January 07, 2018

Miller was also critical of remarks his former ideological ally, Steve Bannon , made in the controversial new book about the first year of the Trump White House, " Fire and Fury ". "Steven, I'm trying to get to the issue of the president's fitness", Tapper said. CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) gives President Donald Trump his regular intelligence briefings, and says Trump is fully engaged, understands complex issues and asks hard questions. (more...)
Burnley switch off as Manchester City take full advantage Burnley switch off as Manchester City take full advantage
- January 07, 2018

Although the equaliser saw a heated exchange transpire between Dyche's assistant Ian Woan and City manager Pep Guardiola , the Burnley boss played down the confrontation as he cited the dialogue was simply due to passion. Dyche was unhappy referee Graham Scott allowed Ilkay Gundogan to take the set-piece, with Guardiola speaking up to defend the officials. 'I have to say is an honour to have Sergio under my command. (more...)
At Least 17 Civilians Killed in Strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta At Least 17 Civilians Killed in Strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- January 07, 2018

He added that the deadliest strikes hit the Hammuriyeh district in which 12 civilians, including two children, were killed. At least 17 civilians have been killed in aerial bombardments carried out by Syrian government forces in Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( SOHR ). (more...)
Extraordinary Satellite Photos of the Bomb Cyclone Slamming the East Coast Extraordinary Satellite Photos of the Bomb Cyclone Slamming the East Coast
- January 07, 2018

Flights resumed from the region's bustling airports in Boston and NY, although 20 percent were again cancelled at John F. Kennedy airport and 30 percent from La Guardia, the FlightAware website said. Much of the eastern portion of the state received at least an inch or two, The State paper reported . "So you have to be careful about that". The National Weather Service predicts that the storm could undergo " bombogenesis " - a fancy term that means the storm rapidly intensifying ... (more...)
Sasnovich loses Brisbane final to Svitolina Sasnovich loses Brisbane final to Svitolina
- January 07, 2018

Alexandra proved once again that she is ready to fight in every match until the last game, which she did in the final. "On behalf of all the players I want to say thank you because it's always very special to play in front of this crowd, it's awesome". (more...)
Numbers drawn for $570 million Powerball jackpot Numbers drawn for $570 million Powerball jackpot
- January 07, 2018

It now sits at $570 million and would be the eighth largest lottery prize in US history. The jackpot for Mega Millions has reached $450 million, which is the fourth highest it has ever been. The Powerball numbers will be drawn at 10:59 p.m. ET. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com . For the Powerball, there have been seven $2 million tickets sold since October 28, 26 tickets worth $1 million and 85 tickets ranging from $100,000 to $500,000. (more...)
Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939 as temperatures hits 47.3°C
- January 07, 2018

More than 4000 properties on the NSW Central Coast were affected, while nearly 3000 properties were left without power throughout Sydney . Power outages across the NSW Central Coast affected more than 4000 properties, while nearly 3000 properties were left without power throughout Sydney . (more...)
2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden 2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden
- January 07, 2018

Tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen reported that the blast was thought to have been caused by a hand grenade, but police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson declined to confirm the reports . He was rushed to hospital along with a 45-year-old woman, local media report. Police said the station and the surrounding area has been blocked off as officials investigate the incident. (more...)

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