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Bail denied to teen accused of killing 7-year-old Pradyuman Bail denied to teen accused of killing 7-year-old Pradyuman
- January 09, 2018

The CBI has revealed that Gurgaon police had planted the murder weapon, a knife, that was used to kill seven-year old Pradyuman Thakur in Ryan International School , on bus conductor Ashok Kumar. The Supreme Court Bench of Justices RK Agrawal and Abhay Manohar Sapre, on Monday (January 8) has asked the Centre to submit all relevant documents related to the anticipatory bail granted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to founders and officials of Gurugram's Ryan International School by ... (more...)
Artists show support for Lorde's decision to cancel Israel concert Artists show support for Lorde's decision to cancel Israel concert
- January 09, 2018

The ongoing controversy surrounding the cancellation of Lorde's scheduled performance in Tel Aviv continues as numerous artists including Brian Eno , Roger Waters , Kathleen Hanna , and Talib Kweli have now signed an open letter in support of the young pop star. (more...)
Black cab rapist John Worboys 'found God' in prison Black cab rapist John Worboys 'found God' in prison
- January 09, 2018

One of Worboys' victims said she "never thought he would see the light of day after the awful offences he committed". Scotland Yard said there were now no live cases relating to Worboys but vowed to fully investigate any further information that emerges. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi's Bahrain visit 'last resort of failed leader', says BJP Rahul Gandhi's Bahrain visit 'last resort of failed leader', says BJP
- January 09, 2018

And we will be in Canada, we will come and have a chat with you in Canada'. "I am here to tell you what you mean to our country, that you're important, to tell you there is a serious problem at home, to tell you that you're part of the solution and that I am here to build a bridge between wherever you are in the world and home", he said in his address to the Global Organisation of People of India Origin". (more...)
Putin sends Christmas greetings to Orthodox Christians, all Russians Putin sends Christmas greetings to Orthodox Christians, all Russians
- January 09, 2018

Merry Christmas to all those who follow the Julian calendar! Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Christmas Day annually on January 7 according to the Julian calendar, two weeks after most western Christian churches do by the commonly used modern Georgian calendar. (more...)
Romaine Lettuce Is the Likely Source of a risky E. Coli Outbreak Romaine Lettuce Is the Likely Source of a risky E. Coli Outbreak
- January 09, 2018

A Canadian Food Inspection Agency-led investigation has determined that romaine lettuce is at the heart of the E. coli outbreak in five eastern provinces, but the source of the produce has not yet been identified. This includes any pre-packaged lettuce, open-air lettuce or salad mixes and blends that contain romaine lettuce. In a December 28 news release, the CDC declined to offer any specific advice, saying that because it hasn't found a source of the infections, it can't say whether US ... (more...)
Tsunami, Landslides Feared After First-Time Eruption of Papua New Guinea Volcano Tsunami, Landslides Feared After First-Time Eruption of Papua New Guinea Volcano
- January 09, 2018

Numerous nearby islands have experienced ashfall, and dust clouds have reached as far south as Yangoru District. The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory told local news site Loop PNG that more than half of the island was "covered in volcanic products". (more...)
AFL great Mark Thompson arrested in drug trafficking probe AFL great Mark Thompson arrested in drug trafficking probe
- January 09, 2018

Victoria Police released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, saying the man had been released pending enquiries. "As the man has now been arrested we won't be providing any further commentary on the matter", police said in a statement. The former Geelong and Essendon boss' Melbourne home was targeted by police in a raid on Friday, with footage emerging of officers storming the apartment complex. (more...)
Benjamin Netanyahu Tiptoes Around US Threat To Cut Off Palestinian Aid Benjamin Netanyahu Tiptoes Around US Threat To Cut Off Palestinian Aid
- January 09, 2018

UNRWA, the United Nations' agency for Palestine refugees, rebuffed calls by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to shut down the agency's operations and redirect the aid to the U.N. Netanyahu said that he relayed this position to the U.S., and that this is the way to terminate UNRWA while dealing with genuine Palestinian refugees, and not their descendants. (more...)
VP Mike Pence to Visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel Later This Month VP Mike Pence to Visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel Later This Month
- January 09, 2018

Pence plans to leave Washington on January 19 and arrive in Egypt on January 20 to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Pence's trip to the Middle East will insert him into a debate over the role of the U.S.in any future peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and follows Trump's apparent threats to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in USA aid to the Palestinian Authority. (more...)
Police vehicle stolen, driven into rail station doors Police vehicle stolen, driven into rail station doors
- January 09, 2018

A suspect was arrested shortly after the 8 a.m. incident occurred, transportation officials said. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says detectives are trying to determine the intent of the suspect. Police tape cordoned off the area as officials investigated the scene and the ticketing window was closed. Meanwhile, other travelers faced significant travel delays and suspensions during the morning rush hour commute on Monday. (more...)
Philander takes six as South Africa beat India in first test Philander takes six as South Africa beat India in first test
- January 09, 2018

Though the South African selectors are yet to name Steyn's replacement, Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi are among the frontrunners. By lunch on the fourth day, India had even achieved parity in the game, only for another collapse with the bat to cost them the Test match. (more...)
UP: Fire breaks out at 'infamous' BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur UP: Fire breaks out at 'infamous' BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur
- January 09, 2018

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a BRD Medical College employee said, "The fire destroyed a number of documents". Six fire tenders took almost an hour to control the flames which destroyed important documents in the record room. Four fire tenders took almost two hours to douse the flames. The blaze is believed to have destroyed the principal's office. The medical college had hit the headlines in August lastyear when 63 children, including infants, died within a spanof four days when the ... (more...)
Highland Park's Jason Brown named Olympic alternate in figure skating Highland Park's Jason Brown named Olympic alternate in figure skating
- January 09, 2018

The number of Olympic slots for each country is determined by finishes at last year's World Championships. Ashley Wagner was left off the Olympic team. Born in San Jose, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Zhou moved to Palo Alto with his family when he was 2 and a half years old. The Bay Area native went for five quads in his free skate at nationals, despite three under rotations and a downgrade on those jumps. (more...)
Govt's U-Turn on National Anthem in Theatres Govt's U-Turn on National Anthem in Theatres
- January 09, 2018

Changing its stand over playing of national anthem in cinema halls, the Centre on Monday asked the Supreme Court to modify its order making playing of national anthem before every show mandatory in movie halls across the country. Telling the court that the committee has been asked to submit report with its recommendations in six months, the Centre urged the top court to put on hold its direction vis-a-vis playing of national anthem in cinema halls. (more...)
Police Searching For Hartford Inmate Who Escaped From Enfield Facility Police Searching For Hartford Inmate Who Escaped From Enfield Facility
- January 09, 2018

Authorities said he has a tattoo that says, "Time waits for no one". Police said that 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was last seen Sunday morning at 10:20 a.m. Semple said the state is examining security procedures at the state's other correctional facilities. Authorities said they do not believe Mercado is still in the Enfield area and may have returned to Hartford. (more...)
Macedonia's Zaev Sees Name Dispute With Greece Resolved By July Macedonia's Zaev Sees Name Dispute With Greece Resolved By July
- January 09, 2018

Greece has objected to Skopje's use of the name Macedonia since its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, arguing that it implies territorial ambitions on parts of the country. Greece in 2008 blocked Macedonia's bid to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation under its provisional name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) because of the dispute. (more...)
Pakistan may block US Troops' supply path to Afghanistan Pakistan may block US Troops' supply path to Afghanistan
- January 09, 2018

United States officials have already indicated that there could be "exemptions" for programs deemed vital to USA national security-likely including cash for keeping Pakistan's nuclear weapons safe. This is the language of the president and the U.S. administration. Last week, President Trump published several tweets criticizing United States aid policy to Pakistan, vowing to break with the policy of the past two administrations of pumping tens of billions of dollars in aid into the country ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation renews 2015 inquiry into Clinton Foundation Federal Bureau of Investigation renews 2015 inquiry into Clinton Foundation
- January 09, 2018

The witness spoke only on the condition of anonymity, according to the report . The Justice Department is launching a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation, The Hill reported . None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people", Minassian said. Why is this coming up now? Since Watergate case in years 70, which ended with resignation of Republican president Richard Nixon after an accusation of obstruction to justice, White House has avoided interfering in ... (more...)
72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London 72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London
- January 09, 2018

According to the London Fire Brigade, local people to stay indoors with their windows shut as thick black smoke poured from the building in the Staples Corner area. There are no reports of injuries. Achal Dhillon who lives in Hendon, less than half a mile from the scene, said the fire was burning "quite violently" for more than 30 minutes. (more...)
Bedouin-Israeli women, 19, charged with planning attack for ISIS Bedouin-Israeli women, 19, charged with planning attack for ISIS
- January 09, 2018

According to the Shin Bet, the Arab terror suspects "considered various options" to carry out an attack and had been in contact with Islamic State terror operatives overseas. Among the missions was visiting the campus of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba to determine if they could bring in a suitcase full of explosives for a bomb attack. (more...)
Japan, South Korea Reaffirm Cooperation Over North Korea Japan, South Korea Reaffirm Cooperation Over North Korea
- January 09, 2018

The South Korean envoy will make an in-depth discussion with US officials on ways to peacefully resolve the peninsula's nuclear issue and improve inter-Korean relations. Kanasugi also said that he and Lee agreed to keep strengthening pressure on Pyongyang, which continues nuclear and ballistic missile development, to prompt it to change its policy, stressing that they reconfirmed that cooperation between Japan and South Korea and among the two countries plus the United States will be ... (more...)
Supreme Court won't stop MS law allowing discrimination against LGBT people Supreme Court won't stop MS law allowing discrimination against LGBT people
- January 09, 2018

Bryant appealed, however, and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court's ruling . The ruling, however, said standing is required, and because "the challengers have failed to provide sufficient evidence of an injury-in-fact ... (more...)
Who Is Daniel McCartney? Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Shooting Who Is Daniel McCartney? Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Shooting
- January 09, 2018

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy came under fire while chasing down the suspects after a 911 call warned of an intruder around 11:30 p.m. local time near Spanaway, about 12 miles south of Tacoma, according to a report. Police believe that handgun was used to shoot McCartney. A manhunt ensued for the second suspect , who a sheriff's office official stressed should be considered armed and risky. (more...)
Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District
- January 09, 2018

If Republicans maintain control of the House in the November elections, Representative Michael McCaul, a foreign affairs committee member who is now chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is seen as a possible new leader of the foreign affairs panel, congressional aides said. (more...)

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