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Portland No Pants MAX Ride 2018 Portland No Pants MAX Ride 2018
- January 09, 2018

This year the group said it's expecting more then 4,000 half naked subway riders in New York City alone. Riders will meet outside Citizens Bank at 15th and Market Streets and head to the (heated!) Market-Frankford Line to take their trousers off and ride to 69th Street, where they'll loop back to get on the Broad Street Line. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh government orders removal of unauthorised loudspeakers Uttar Pradesh government orders removal of unauthorised loudspeakers
- January 09, 2018

Last month in December, tension prevailed in Bijnor's Madanpur after the Allahabad high court ordered the administration to remove loudspeakers, installed without the requisite permission, from a mosque and the Ravidass temple with immediate effect. (more...)
Sudanese students stone police on third day of bread price protests Sudanese students stone police on third day of bread price protests
- January 09, 2018

To quell anti-austerity protests in Khartoum , Sudanese security forces in September 2013 carried out a brutal crackdown on the peaceful demonstration, killing almost two hundred protesters say human rights groups or 86 people according to government figures. (more...)
China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision
- January 09, 2018

The Sanchi tanker run by Iran's top oil shipping operator, National Iranian Tanker Co, collided with the CF Crystal on Saturday evening about 160 nautical miles off China's coast near Shanghai and the mouth of the Yangtze river delta. The collision caused the tanker - carrying 136,000 metric tons of oil - to burst into flames. "We have no information on their fate", he said Sunday. (more...)
Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing
- January 09, 2018

Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant, an ex-corporator in Mumbai , was stabbed to death near his house on Sunday night by two unknown assailants. Sawant, a two-time corporator from Samta Nagar, is the brother of assistant police commissioner Subhash Sawant, who is attached to the anti-terrorism squad. (more...)
Evacuations ordered in California fire zones ahead of approaching storm Evacuations ordered in California fire zones ahead of approaching storm
- January 09, 2018

Some of the same residents who were forced to evacuate during this year's wildfires in Southern California are being ordered to evacuate again as a very risky storm bears down on the area. Further south, county officials issued a voluntary evacuation warning all areas south of Highway 192 to the Pacific Ocean and areas East of Hot Springs Road and Olive Mill Road to Highway 150/the county line. (more...)
Saudi Arabia gives nod for Haj pilgrimage by sea route Saudi Arabia gives nod for Haj pilgrimage by sea route
- January 09, 2018

Following government's green signal to allow women going to Haj pilgrimage alone, out of 32-women, 12 are from Lucknow, 12 from Kanpur, 4 from Amethi and Gonda each. The minister said he had held discussions with Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari previous year on reviving the sea route for Haj. PM Modi talked mentioned about government removing the restriction that made it compulsory for women to travel with a male relative or guardian. (more...)
DOJ's pot memo creates big decision for US Attorneys DOJ's pot memo creates big decision for US Attorneys
- January 09, 2018

Sessions has blamed the illegal use of marijuana and heroin for rising violence in America. Medical marijuana plants in Cottage Grove, Minn., in 2015. Others say the directive has them concerned. "It may be more hard for us to do proper banking but when we opened up, George W. Bush was president and the DEA was doing raids on dispensaries". (more...)
NYC's pedestrian fatalities reached an all-time low in 2017 NYC's pedestrian fatalities reached an all-time low in 2017
- January 09, 2018

Its champions stress making changes to the physical aspects of streets and sidewalks to reduce vehicle speeds. Since 2013, traffic deaths as a whole have dropped by 28 percent. The city plans to redesign more streets to make them safer and police will "deepen" their traffic enforcement efforts, the mayor said. Earlier this month, de Blasio said the city would install more than 1,500 new barrier posts on sidewalks and plazas to protect pedestrians, after at least two instances previous year ... (more...)
Nigeria flying citizens from Libya amid 'endemic' abuse Nigeria flying citizens from Libya amid 'endemic' abuse
- January 09, 2018

This is coming barely 24 hours after 485 returnees from Libya arrived Nigeria on Sunday. The Federal Government fact finding delegation, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Libya a week ago, to facilitate the evacuation of Nigerians who are held in Libyan camps as illegal immigrants. (more...)
Our investigation in AgustaWestland deal is independent, very strong: CBI Our investigation in AgustaWestland deal is independent, very strong: CBI
- January 09, 2018

An court in the Italian city of Milan on Monday acquitted former president of Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi and its helicopter unit's former chief Bruno Spagnolini in Agusta Westland Corruption case. In March 2013, CBI registered an FIR against Tyagi and 12 others for alleged criminal conspiracy and cheating in the copter deal. "Ours is an independent probe and the case.is very strong", said CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal. (more...)
USA vice president confirms visit to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions USA vice president confirms visit to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions
- January 09, 2018

Pence's visit came amid escalating tensions in the region since Trump's controversial Jerusalem decision, which has led to deadly uproar and protest. He is scheduled to first meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before heading to Jordan to talk with King Abdullah. (more...)
Federal order could jeopardize Pa. medical pot users' gun rights Federal order could jeopardize Pa. medical pot users' gun rights
- January 09, 2018

While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, creating a conflict between federal and state law. The Cole memorandum states, "The department's guidance in this memorandum rests on its expectation that states and local governments that have enacted laws authorizing marijuana-related conduct will implement strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems that will address the threat that those state laws could pose to ... (more...)
Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author
- January 09, 2018

Steele to you for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. ยง 1001, for statements the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Steele made regarding his distribution of information contained in the dossier". Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., the ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. The opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to investigate Trump's Russian Federation ties in mid-2016, accused Grassley of refusing to release the transcripts of ... (more...)
Migrants drown in boat sinking off Libya Migrants drown in boat sinking off Libya
- January 09, 2018

A search was continuing to find any more survivors. The Italian coast guard, which coordinates rescues in worldwide waters off Libya's coast, said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation had spotted the dinghy, which was in difficulty Saturday morning. (more...)
Oops! We didn't mean to call Oprah our president, NBC says Oops! We didn't mean to call Oprah our president, NBC says
- January 09, 2018

In an interview almost 20 years ago on CNN's "Larry King Live", Trump mused about running for president. She has the wisdom and passion to change the world of a Nelson Mandela, the star quality of a JFK, the dedication to a deeply spiritual and good life of a Pope Francis or Dalai Lama, the communication skills and charm of a Ronald Reagan and the magic and vulnerability of Princess Diana. (more...)
Bihar CM conferred Mufti Mohammad Sayeed memorial Award in Jammu Bihar CM conferred Mufti Mohammad Sayeed memorial Award in Jammu
- January 09, 2018

Citing some episodes during Governor's frequent interactions with Mufti Sayeed when he was Chief Minister of J&K, Vohra observed that one of his convictions was his yearning for advancing public good and his sustained and uncommon eagerness to closely follow up on the implementation of development works. (more...)
Militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight Militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight
- January 09, 2018

They said that while the team was carrying out house-to-house searches, militants opened fire and a gunfight ensued. "As the security forces closed in, they were fired at by terrorists, triggering an encounter", a police officer said. People assembling at gunfight sites in support of militants and attacking government forces with stones has evolved as a new phenomenon of resistance in the region. (more...)
Parents Of Missing College Student Speak Out Amid Desperate Search For Teen Parents Of Missing College Student Speak Out Amid Desperate Search For Teen
- January 09, 2018

Blaze Bernstein is a sophomore at Penn, where the spring semester starts this week. His parents added that the friend picked Bernstein up around 10.30pm and drove to Borrego Park. Bernstein's father said he received two independent calls on January 3 at around 5 a.m. notifying him of a potential sighting of Bernstein on a nearby highway. (more...)
Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, orders him freed from prison Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, orders him freed from prison
- January 09, 2018

She said then that prosecutors had erred in failing to turn over important evidence to the defense, including video taken surreptitiously within the ranch during the standoff, and evidence that F.B.I. Payne, were so grave that the indictment against them would be dismissed. The four-day standoff happened in April 2014 near government-owned land outside Bunkerville, 80 miles (130km) north of Las Vegas. (more...)
Terrifying Videos Show Bahamas Cruise Ship Caught In 'Bomb Cyclone' Terrifying Videos Show Bahamas Cruise Ship Caught In 'Bomb Cyclone'
- January 08, 2018

Passengers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway - the cruise ship that will relocate to New Orleans later this year - got a "nightmare" ending to their vacation after the ship was caught in the powerful winter storm that battered the U.S. Amateur video captured on-board the 325-metre cruise ship shows massive swells pounding the Norwegian Breakaway as sea water floods guest suites and hallways, forcing a number of passengers to seek refuge in communal spaces. (more...)
SCOTUS Blocks Execution in Georgia Over a Juror's Racial Bias SCOTUS Blocks Execution in Georgia Over a Juror's Racial Bias
- January 08, 2018

In that statement, he describes the victims and their family as "good black folks". In an unsigned 6-3 opinion, the court said Tharpe's legal team had produced a "remarkable" affidavit from the juror that presented a "strong factual basis" for the argument that Tharpe's race had affected one juror's vote for a death verdict . (more...)
Fmr. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Treated For Prostate Cancer Fmr. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Treated For Prostate Cancer
- January 08, 2018

Romney, the 70-year-old former governor of MA, is being widely encouraged to run for Utah Sen. "Last year, Governor Mitt Romney was diagnosed with slow-growing prostate cancer". Romney, an outspoken critic of President Trump, has declined to confirm whether he's considering a Senate run. This story will be updated. "He'll be a call it like he sees it kind of a guy - he'll say good things or harsh things depending on the situation". (more...)
ACLU: New Jersey prisons ban book on mass incarceration, racial injustice ACLU: New Jersey prisons ban book on mass incarceration, racial injustice
- January 08, 2018

The ACLU requested that the prisons remove " The New Jim Crow " from their ban lists by January 24 to be followed by a more complete review of the rest of the content on the lists. Prisons and jails are allowed to ban reading materials based on certain concerns, such as security, but the ACLU contends officials can't claim that justification applies in this case. (more...)
Reshuffle chaos as Conservatives delete tweet mistakenly announcing Chris Grayling as Chairman
- January 08, 2018

Camera IconTheresa May with the correct new chairman of the Conservative Party, Brandon Lewis. One user pointed out several things that have gone wrong for the government, writing: "So far on #cabinetreshuffle day the Conservative Party website has gone down and the official Tory Twitter feed has announced the wrong person as new Party Chairman". (more...)

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