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Second Brexit vote would not be undemocratic says Taoiseach Second Brexit vote would not be undemocratic says Taoiseach
- January 18, 2018

Mr Varadkar is due to attend a number of high-level meetings on Brexit. "You are part of course of a big attempt here and elsewhere to frustrate and to attempt to overturn Brexit", Farage said. And he added: "I don't think it's anti-democratic for people to change their minds or have a second vote but any decision on the second referendum must only be one for the United Kingdom parliament and the United Kingdom people". (more...)
California officials concerned about possible ICE sweeps California officials concerned about possible ICE sweeps
- January 18, 2018

The article, which cited an unnamed source familiar with the operation, said the raids could occur in the coming weeks and would aim to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants. While they don't interfere with enforcement operations or interact with ICE agents, the volunteers will act as an extra set of eyes during enforcement operations, Ruiz said. (more...)
Auburn to hire Allen Greene as new athletic director, sources say Auburn to hire Allen Greene as new athletic director, sources say
- January 18, 2018

If his hiring is approved by the Auburn Board of Trustees, he will replace Jay Jacobs, who announced in November that he would step down in June or earlier if a successor was found. A hallmark of Greene's tenure is the soon-to-be constructed $18 million indoor practice facility that had been on the agenda for the University of Buffalo athletics department for almost two decades. (more...)
USA aid funding for Palestinians thrown into doubt by $65m payment 'freeze' USA aid funding for Palestinians thrown into doubt by $65m payment 'freeze'
- January 18, 2018

The UN agency has now chose to launch a global fundraising campaign to fill in budget gaps left behind by the U.S. administration's decision to withhold $65 million which amounts to half of the cash it was due to receive from the United States this month. (more...)
Tillerson sees long-term U.S. presence in Syria Tillerson sees long-term U.S. presence in Syria
- January 18, 2018

Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a U.S. defence department spokesman, told Anadolu: "We don't consider them as part of our "Defeat ISIS" operations, which is what we are doing there and we do not support them". But he also made it clear that the open-ended deployment is meant to help create enough stability for Syrians to be able to remove Assad from office and reject Iranian influence. (more...)
China's industrial output expands 6.6 pct in 2017 China's industrial output expands 6.6 pct in 2017
- January 18, 2018

The expected moderation, still within Beijing's comfort zone given its annual growth target of around 6.5 percent, comes on the back of a cooling property sector, pollution curbs that have hit factory activity and a rise in corporate funding costs. (more...)
Lesbian YouTuber wins revenge porn case and celebrates by getting engaged Lesbian YouTuber wins revenge porn case and celebrates by getting engaged
- January 18, 2018

Having won the case earlier today, Chambers proposed to Kam on the steps of the courthouse, a proposal that was accepted. The couple are now looking forward to planning their wedding. Chambers told the court that she was not aware she was being filmed at the time, and only became aware of their existence in June 2013. By then, she had received numerous comments and messages from YouTube users who wrongly believed she had been intentionally involved in the pornography, the court heard. (more...)
The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists The US-Pakistan crisis ends, US asks to clear terrorists
- January 18, 2018

During the Cold War, Pakistan-US relations were warm and co-operative. "As long as they are supporting terrorism in Pakistan , the Afghan community is continuing to feel it is not safe", she said. The US diplomat emphasised that Washington opposed any effort to foment separatism inside Pakistan. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua informed the Senate's foreign affairs committee on Wednesday that the U.S. (more...)
Winter storm underway for much of the region Winter storm underway for much of the region
- January 18, 2018

At least five people have died as a result of the snow and cold. Travel will be very hard to impossible, according to the weather service. More than 1,700 flights have been cancelled and tens of thousands of homes and businesses have lost power. (more...)
Palestinian killed, 4 houses demolished in West Bank Palestinian killed, 4 houses demolished in West Bank
- January 18, 2018

The young girl has achieved worldwide notoriety and has become the focus of a heated propaganda war between Israel and Palestinians protesting the occupation of the West Bank. Mr Heeran noted that she was arrested from her home in the middle of the night, interrogated without a relative or lawyer present, and is now held outside the occupied territories in what he said contravenes global humanitarian law. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh Class 1 boy stabbing: Lucknow school principal taken into custody Uttar Pradesh Class 1 boy stabbing: Lucknow school principal taken into custody
- January 18, 2018

The father of the victim, who works as a peon in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, said that he was informed by the school authorities about his son getting hurt. "We are also looking at whether it is due to the deadly game "Blue Whale Challenge". Keeping in mind the Ryan International School case, the Lucknow school's authorities said they are going through footage from over 70 CCTV cameras installed in the school. (more...)
Over 50 passengers killed in fire on board passenger bus in Kazakhstan Over 50 passengers killed in fire on board passenger bus in Kazakhstan
- January 18, 2018

Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan , the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said in a statement. He also said the Hungarian-built Ikarus bus was overloaded with passengers. More than 50 people have been killed after fire spread quickly through a bus in northern Kazakhstan this morning. (more...)
India successfully tested ICBM Agni-5 India successfully tested ICBM Agni-5
- January 18, 2018

Agni V is primarily for enhancing India's nuclear deterrence against China. The country's Defense Ministry announced the test-launch on Twitter, saying that it was sacked from Abdul Kalam Island at 9:53 a.m. While the 17-meter long Agni-V was tested in an "open configuration" in April 2012 and September 2013, the third and fourth tests in January 2015 and December 2016 saw it being fired from a hermetically sealed canister mounted on a Tatra launcher truck. (more...)
Fishermen leap overboard before being hit by oncoming boat Fishermen leap overboard before being hit by oncoming boat
- January 18, 2018

But Larsen denies the allegations and told investigators he couldn't see over the dash of his boat because he was sitting down. Larsen's son-in-law was also on the boat at the time of the crash, and told investigators that he repeatedly warned his father-in-law to pay attention, saying he had been using his cell phone off and on all morning. (more...)
Beijing planning to send robot sub to sunken ship Beijing planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
- January 18, 2018

Several oil slicks have been found in waters around a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea in a spill that is growing and whose potentially major impact on the marine environment is still being assessed. The type of condensate oil carried by the Sanchi does not form a traditional surface slick when spilt, but is nonetheless highly toxic to marine life and much harder to separate from water. (more...)
Czech government loses confidence vote Czech government loses confidence vote
- January 18, 2018

Babiš, 63, a billionaire tycoon who is the Czech Republic's second-richest man, faces yet another potential setback when MPs vote on whether to remove his parliamentary immunity, which protects him from prosecution. Analyst Jiri Pehe told AFP a victory for Zeman might "pave the way for a deeper alliance with Andrej Babis ". Opposition parties have said they are ready to talk about joining a coalition, with some of them only willing to come to the table if Babis was not prime minister. (more...)
Police seek help to identify Camarillo robbery suspect Police seek help to identify Camarillo robbery suspect
- January 18, 2018

At about 4:30 p.m. the suspect apparently lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Windsor police are looking for a man in a purple tuque after a gas station attendant was robbed at knifepoint during the early morning hours of January 14. (more...)
Durbin spokesman: GOP senators have 'credibility problem' Durbin spokesman: GOP senators have 'credibility problem'
- January 18, 2018

A day earlier, two Republican senators who attended a meeting on immigration with Trump, and one accused Durbin, a Democrat, of misrepresenting the president's comments . Other Republicans attempted to discredit the claim by criticizing Sen. The Post report said the president made the comments in a Thursday afternoon Oval Office meeting in which he and a group of bipartisan lawmakers met to negotiate renewal of Temporary Protection Status for Haitians, Salvadorans and other immigrants as ... (more...)
United Kingdom to deploy Chinook helicopters to help France tackle Islamists in Africa United Kingdom to deploy Chinook helicopters to help France tackle Islamists in Africa
- January 18, 2018

In a closely-watched speech in Calais, Macron promised a more orderly immigration policy with zero tolerance for camps like the Jungle, the squalid shantytown near the northern city's port that was once home to some 10,000 migrants dreaming of Britain . (more...)
Trump's chief of staff disowns pledge on Mexico wall Trump's chief of staff disowns pledge on Mexico wall
- January 18, 2018

Democrats have been pushing for a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. "We do that, and I'll probably hold my nose", said Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., who voted against the last continuing resolution. "He campaigned against DACA", Kelly said of Trump, but since then, "he's lightened up". (more...)
Economic lessons for Narendra Modi from the Gujarat ballot box Economic lessons for Narendra Modi from the Gujarat ballot box
- January 18, 2018

The BJP won a sixth term in Gujarat by emerging victorious on 99 seats, 16 less than what it had won in 2012. Also, the Congress remained way behind in central Gujarat and urban areas of the state, though, it did make significant gains in rural areas. (more...)
Amid Rohingya crisis, Jaishankar arrives in Myanmar to discuss security cooperation Amid Rohingya crisis, Jaishankar arrives in Myanmar to discuss security cooperation
- January 18, 2018

While the Rohingya have been persecuted for decades by the Myanmar military , the latest campaign against the minority began after Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar security posts in late August. Aung Myo Min, director of Equality Myanmar, an NGO dedicated to human rights education and advocacy programs, expressed surprise at the announcement. (more...)
Cubs, LHP Duensing agree to 2-year, $7M deal Cubs, LHP Duensing agree to 2-year, $7M deal
- January 18, 2018

Duensing had a 1-1 record for the Cubs last season with a 2.74 ERA. It's a relatively cheap deal for a guy who registered a 2.74 ERA and 61/18 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings of relief last season. Once again, the main focus of this Cubs offseason remains their bullpen. Before breaking out with Chicago, Duensing spent part of a season with the Baltimore Orioles and the prior seven years with the Minnesota Twins. (more...)
Damian Green: 'Theresa May is nearly billy no mates', says political commentator Damian Green: 'Theresa May is nearly billy no mates', says political commentator
- January 18, 2018

Lord Paddick said: "I can't imagine a jury would find unanimously that it was not in the public interest to put into the public domain that an MP's computer was being used to regularly to watch pornography at his place of work". "I wrote about the problem of sexual harassment in Westminster because I knew it was a persistent problem. but, I also knew of similar experiences with many other people in Westminster across all parties". (more...)
Germany calls for 'dialogue and de-escalation' in Catalonia Germany calls for 'dialogue and de-escalation' in Catalonia
- January 18, 2018

The dispute over Catalan independence attracted global attention on October 1 when Rajoy deployed riot police who used some violence to disrupt an attempt to hold an independence referendum that had been rule illegal by the Constitutional Court. (more...)

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