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Aaditya's rise hints at 'new' Shiv Sena Aaditya's rise hints at 'new' Shiv Sena
- January 24, 2018

In the October 2014 Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance broke down and both fought the elections separately. While senior State BJP leader Ashish Shelar said that the BJP could also go it alone in the polls, the party leadership in Delhi viewed the development with a less than urgent eye. (more...)
US Offers Support for Indonesia's Intel-Sharing and Maritime Initiatives US Offers Support for Indonesia's Intel-Sharing and Maritime Initiatives
- January 24, 2018

During his visit to Indonesia Tuesday, Mattis repeatedly spoke about the importance of the "rule of law" and "freedom of navigation" - comments apparently aimed at China. "This is something that we look forward to doing". Members of Kopassus have received training in Australia, where there are fewer restrictions over human rights, USA officials said. (more...)
Power outages across the west this morning — Storm Georgina Power outages across the west this morning — Storm Georgina
- January 24, 2018

The AA has reported a number of fallen trees as well as excess surface water. Other areas covered by the weather warning, which runs from 1am until 2pm on Wednesday, include the north-east, Perthshire and Argyll and Bute. A windy day with strong and gusty southwest winds continuing. Tonight will see more showers and a risk of hail and thunder, especially in the north of the country. (more...)
Intel's Spectre fixes are 'complete and utter garbage,' says Linux inventor Intel's Spectre fixes are 'complete and utter garbage,' says Linux inventor
- January 24, 2018

The update for PCs, tablets and cloud services powered by their processors caused reboot issues on hardware including Kaby Lake, Broadwell and Haswell. Technology companies are advising customers to update their devices and but to only download software from trusted sources, such as app stores. Early fears of a significant slowdown seemed to be unfounded, though independent testing of both consumer and server processors from Intel's line-up did show some impact after the updates were ... (more...)
Nevadans celebrate educational options for School Choice Week Nevadans celebrate educational options for School Choice Week
- January 24, 2018

Students from International Christian Academy arrive at the UNLV campus to celebrate National School Choice Week Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Jackie Ramos, a mother of four, with one student left in school, said she wishes she could have sent her older children to better public schools than her neighborhood option, but they were not accepted to the schools she applied to, which run on a lottery system. (more...)
U.S. to deploy 1000 more troops to Afghanistan U.S. to deploy 1000 more troops to Afghanistan
- January 24, 2018

Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, the head of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said in a statement to Fox News . Afghanistan is the global leading producer of poppies, supplying about 80 percent of the world's opium. "With the arrival of new air assets and the growing capabilities of Afghan pilots, the Taliban will have a constant eye towards the sky as an integrated unified fight is aimed directly to them". (more...)
Large volcano eruption within the Philippines forces mass evacuation Large volcano eruption within the Philippines forces mass evacuation
- January 24, 2018

Since the hazardous eruption that occurred at 12:43 p.m. Monday that prompted authorities here to hoist Alert Level 4, two more ejections of pyroclastic density current or PDC (composed of ash, gases, and lava) took place at 4 p.m. Lava was seen to be flowing more voluminously than before, according to a press release from the agency. It also stated that lava eruptions have resulted in an ash plume of up to 4,300 feet above the summit. (more...)
Senate Democratic leader says border wall offer 'off the table'
- January 24, 2018

In the blink of an eye, President Trump signed the legislation , opening the government back up for business. Late Monday, members of the House of Representatives voted for the bill approved earlier in the day in the Senate . "The worst outcome would be to get to March 5 and then try to jam something through that would look like the legislative equivalent of DACA, where we make it constitutional but it's no more certain for these kids", Flake told reporters at the Capitol. (more...)
Tunisia removed from tax-haven blacklist by EU Tunisia removed from tax-haven blacklist by EU
- January 24, 2018

To that end, the country has successfully secured a "largely compliant" grade in the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes index, in addition to signing of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in order to be compliant with United States laws. (more...)
Ratings for National Football League conference championships down 8 percent Ratings for National Football League conference championships down 8 percent
- January 24, 2018

He cut his hand and required stitches to close the cut. Another hurdle was the opponent. Gillette Stadium saw fireworks with fans cheering filing out after nail-biting win against the Jacksonville Jaguars . Max Kellerman declared Monday on ESPN's "First Take" that the Jaguars were "robbed" by the officials, who flagged Jacksonville six times for 98 yards and New England only once for 10 yards in Sunday's thrilling showdown in Foxboro. (more...)
State unemployment rate fell in December State unemployment rate fell in December
- January 24, 2018

Kentucky ranks fourth at 4.4 percent, followed by MI and OH at 4.7 percent and IL at 4.8 percent. The number of retail sectors jobs was up about 1 percent in December from the prior year's holiday season, he said . Total employment in New Mexico also increased by about 13,500 between December 2016 and December 2017. "While the size of the civilian labor force declined, it was not enough to impact the unemployment rate". (more...)
U.S. senator to be first to give birth in office U.S. senator to be first to give birth in office
- January 24, 2018

If everything goes according to plan, Duckworth will become the first sitting US senator to give birth to another human while in office. She's due later this spring. The baby girl is expected to be born in late April. She focused on parenting while in the House of Representatives, too. 'I've had multiple IVF cycles and a miscarriage trying to conceive again, so we're very grateful, ' she said. (more...)
White House supports 'full transparency' on Nunes memo White House supports 'full transparency' on Nunes memo
- January 24, 2018

Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary, told CNN that the president's decision will come after an extensive government agency review and national security review. But Republicans have said that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation should not be given access, given who is involved. But people were quick to point out that the document InfoWars posted was not the "memo" everyone wants to see, but rather a publicly released document. (more...)
Philip Hammond to Boris Johnson: No Brexit dividend for NHS Philip Hammond to Boris Johnson: No Brexit dividend for NHS
- January 24, 2018

But it is understood Mr Johnson has faced opposition from figures inside No10 who say there is no point the Tories trying to win over voters by championing the NHS - which is usually safe Labour territory. Anna Soubry, Tory MP and Remain rebel, called for Johnson to get the axe, tweeting: "PM shld have sacked #BorisJohnson for longstanding incompetence & disloyalty". (more...)
USA embassy in Jerusalem will open far earlier than expected USA embassy in Jerusalem will open far earlier than expected
- January 24, 2018

The retrofitted building could serve as a temporary embassy, used while the search for a permanent site continues , a senior State Department official told reporters Friday. Mr Johnson said Britain was willing to work with the United States on Iran, but was not prepared to change the fundamentals of the deal. "We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, good over evil, and liberty over tyranny". (more...)
Students uninjured after school bus slides down icy street Students uninjured after school bus slides down icy street
- January 24, 2018

Officials say the driver was picking up students Tuesday morning in Sutton, about an hour outside of Boston, when a flash freeze hit. Sutton Public Schools superintendent Theodore Friend issued a statement blaming the incident on untreated roads: "We are very fortunate that no students or staff were injured during this very scary accident". (more...)
Cong calls for Odisha bandh over Kunduli 'rape' victim's death Cong calls for Odisha bandh over Kunduli 'rape' victim's death
- January 24, 2018

In view of the 12-hour Odisha bandh, schools and colleges will remain closed. The protestors demanded action against police and medical officials who had ruled out rape of the girl and sought a CBI probe even as Koraput administration failed to pacify the angry agitators till evening. (more...)
Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11 Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11
- January 24, 2018

A clash was going on after the blast, he said. "So far 11 wounded people have been brought to hospitals". No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban insurgents as well as the Islamic State fighters are active in eastern Nangarhar province. (more...)
Car Bombings Kill More Than Two Dozen People in Libya Car Bombings Kill More Than Two Dozen People in Libya
- January 24, 2018

The first explosion was triggered in front of a mosque in central al-Sleimani when devotees were leaving the building after the evening prayer. Reuters reported the second blast occurred about 10 to 15 minutes later when first responders, including health and security force members, arrived at the scene. (more...)
What Is Patrick Meehan Accused of? Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into Congressman What Is Patrick Meehan Accused of? Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into Congressman
- January 24, 2018

He told the Inquirer that he had told the woman he was "a happily married man and I was not interested in a relationship, particularly not any sexual relationship, but we were soul mates". The aide, who reportedly worked with Meehan for seven years, texted him the next day, thanking him "for your very kind words and for your friendship", according to messages Meehan's office shared with the Associated Press . (more...)
Venezuela to hold early presidential poll in April Venezuela to hold early presidential poll in April
- January 24, 2018

The last presidential elections were held in 2013, when Maduro won a Pyrrhic victory in front of Capriles. Mexico pulled out of mediating government-opposition talks in the Dominican Republic, saying the sudden announcement of a presidential poll without guarantees was incompatible with the negotiations. (more...)
The Miz Reacts to Intercontinental Championship Win
- January 24, 2018

But while Barclay's attendees were treated in-person to some of the night's biggest matches, the Manhattan Center fans apparently got watch most of those matches on a big screen. Miz then cut such a good promo that the fans turned and started cheering him on. He didn't like the gimmick so much, but loved the pop his debut got from the crowd. (more...)
Turkish army clashes with Kurdish militia in Afrin Turkish army clashes with Kurdish militia in Afrin
- January 24, 2018

It could threaten USA plans to stabilize and rebuild a large area of northeast Syria - beyond Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's control - where the United States helped a force dominated by the YPG to drive out Islamic State fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitoring group says at 24 civilians, 24 Kurdish fighters, and 25 Turkish-backed Syrian militiamen have been killed in the clashes in Afrin since Saturday. (more...)
PM Lee to attend and co-chair ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit PM Lee to attend and co-chair ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit
- January 24, 2018

The world leaders will attend India's 69th Republic Day celebration at the India Gate on Friday. India as part of its "Act East" policy of developing close relations with ASEAN is keen to boost its export of services to Southeast Asia and wants to attract more Asian investments. (more...)
Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case
- January 24, 2018

Soon after the conviction, Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav said his RJD will move higher courts against all the verdicts against the RJD chief. Following his conviction last month in the second case of fodder scam , Lalu Prasad is now serving a three-and-a-half year sentence in Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail . (more...)

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