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A senior member of Germany's far-right AfD has converted to Islam A senior member of Germany's far-right AfD has converted to Islam
- January 25, 2018

Arthur Wagner, a 48-year-old former member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union, joined the AfD as a Christian - even becoming an active member of the "Christians within the AfD" association. The party won 94 seats in parliament, although two of those members have since left. The party's base consists mostly of staunch critics of Islam and immigration. (more...)
Encounter ensues between militants, security forces in south Kashmir Encounter ensues between militants, security forces in south Kashmir
- January 25, 2018

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy was killed and several others were injured during clashes between protesters and security forces near an encounter site. Both the injured girls were shifted to Pulwama district hospital for treatment. National Conference's Shamima Firdous while raising the issue in the House demanded an answer from the government over civilian killings and what she alleged are growing human rights violations in Kashmir Valley. (more...)
Couple sues U.S. as one twin denied citizenship Couple sues U.S. as one twin denied citizenship
- January 25, 2018

Andrew Dvash-Banks, a U.S. citizen, and Elad Dvash-Banks, an Israeli citizen, argue both twins should be given United States citizenship since each has an American parent. A State Department representative declined to comment on pending litigation, but pointed to its policy on citizenship. "In the hope of ensuring that the USA government would recognize their children's citizenship, however, they disclosed the genetic links they had to Ethan and Aiden". (more...)
NFL Conference Championship Games Show QB's Are Still Crucial NFL Conference Championship Games Show QB's Are Still Crucial
- January 25, 2018

From the first quarter on, Nick Foles , Torrey Smith , Jay Ajayi , and the rest of the team had something to prove. Some will attribute this to Wentz simply being a class act and a great teammate, and they would be correct, but only to a degree. (more...)
England bank chief dismayed by groping at dinner England bank chief dismayed by groping at dinner
- January 25, 2018

The Presidents Club announced Wednesday that it would shut down after distributing its remaining funds to children's charities, and "will not host any further fundraising events". Property developer Nick Candy is a former patron of the event, but did not attend in 2018, a spokesperson said. According to the FT the dinner also involved a charity auction which included bidding on a night in a strip club in Soho, a course of plastic surgery with the invitation to "Add spice to your wife", as ... (more...)
Kentucky church member escapes school shooting - but not the trauma Kentucky church member escapes school shooting - but not the trauma
- January 25, 2018

Darnall pointed out that the penalties for first-degree assault are the same as for attempted murder. The violence in Marshall County, a rural area near the western tip of Kentucky , stunned the governor. "Everyone is just scared". A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene, Gov. Matt Bevin said. Bevin released a full statement late in the morning, expressing grief and warning people not to speculate on the circumstances of the shooting. (more...)
Malaysia December Retail Inflation Rises 3.5% On Year, Rate Hike Likely Malaysia December Retail Inflation Rises 3.5% On Year, Rate Hike Likely
- January 25, 2018

The bank appeared hawkish and signaled the possibility of rate increase for 2018 in its policy statement released in November, after it left the key benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.00%. According to an ANZ research report, strong domestic demand is expected to continue to put upward price pressures. For the monthly inflation, contributors were food and non-alcoholic beverages with 0.1 of a percentage point. (more...)
Pope Francis denounces 'fake news' as evil in annual message Pope Francis denounces 'fake news' as evil in annual message
- January 25, 2018

He encouraged efforts to develop regulations to counter fake news and he praised tech and media companies for trying to improve ways to verify "the personal identities concealed behind millions of digital profiles". "Untrue stories can spread so quickly that even authoritative denials fail to contain the damage", he said. "People who lie to themselves and listen to their own lie come to such a pass that they can not distinguish the truth within them, or around them", he said. (more...)
African leaders at Davos 2018 say We are ready'for business'
- January 25, 2018

Likewise, it remains uncertain whether journalists will hold their tongues respectfully or give Mr. Trump the kind of shellacking that Peter Hoekstra, the new US ambassador to the Netherlands, has been getting from the Dutch press. French President Emmanuel Macron was due to speak later on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unnerved investors by saying a "trade war" is underway, and that the White House planned more measures to support its exporters. (more...)
Turkey: Gov't to brief lawmakers on Syria military op Turkey: Gov't to brief lawmakers on Syria military op
- January 25, 2018

Turkey's air and ground " Operation Olive Branch" in the Afrin region of northern Syria is now in its fifth day, targeting Kurdish YPG fighters and opening a new front in Syria's multi-sided civil war . Turkey launched an offensive into the region on Saturday, attacking US -backed Kurdish fighters near its southern border. Three Turkish soldiers have been killed since the fighting began while the Observatory has said 48 Ankara-backed Syrian rebels and 42 US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ... (more...)
Trump to meet with CEOs in Davos forum Trump to meet with CEOs in Davos forum
- January 25, 2018

The Israeli prime minister was, nevertheless, satisfied with "Merkel's genuine commitment to the security of Israel", the statement read. NAFTA was expected to be the prime topic when Trudeau participates in a roundtable discussion later Wednesday with several USA business leaders in Davos. (more...)
CPI(M) plans impeachment motion against CJI CPI(M) plans impeachment motion against CJI
- January 25, 2018

The Article 124 (4) of the Constitution outlines the process of impeachment for the Chief Justice of India on the ground of proven misbehaviour or incapacity. Congress spokesperson RPN Singh said the party did not and would never want the judiciary to be politicised, but noted that the CPI (M) had raised "very important issues". (more...)
Tammy Duckworth Set to Be First Senator to Give Birth Tammy Duckworth Set to Be First Senator to Give Birth
- January 25, 2018

Duckworth, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, gave birth to her first child, Abigail, in 2014, while she was a member of the House. In a light-hearted announcement on Twitter, Duckworth made a play on her surname with a graphic of four ducks: a reference to herself, husband Bryan Bowlsbey , daughter Abigail and the impending arrival. (more...)
Mom Accused of Poisoning Disabled Children to Death For Money Mom Accused of Poisoning Disabled Children to Death For Money
- January 25, 2018

It is understood that these incidences happened between 2012 and past year. The woman was arrested in Brisbane today. Her son's body was found at an Upper Coomera home on July 18 past year, while the teenager daughter's body was found at a Maudsland home on September 4, 2012, where the accused was living at the time. (more...)
Terrorism, climate change are grave threats: Modi at WEF Terrorism, climate change are grave threats: Modi at WEF
- January 25, 2018

PM Modi stressed the fact that developed, rich countries are doing very little for stopping the climate change which is happening at an unprecedented pace, all around. "Democracy, demography, and dynamism are shaping our destiny today", PM said. He said the country is moving towards becoming a United States dollars 5 trillion economy by 2025 and emphasised that the government is following the principle of reform, perform and transform. (more...)
NCAA begins investigation into Michigan State's handling of Larry Nassar NCAA begins investigation into Michigan State's handling of Larry Nassar
- January 25, 2018

Last accuser speaks at Nassar hearingAP Photo MIDTN101, MIDTN103Eds: Rewrites headline. His accusers said he would molest them while they were on a table seeking help for various injuries. "I can not believe I ever trusted you and I will never forgive you", she said Tuesday. "Sir, you knew you had a problem". "I can speak the truth about abuse without minimization, or mitigation, and I can call it evil, because I know what goodness is", Denhollander said. (more...)
Officials play down Rohingya repatriation delay Officials play down Rohingya repatriation delay
- January 25, 2018

The Advisory Board on Rakhine State was set up to implement recommendations regarding the Rohingya, Myanmar's brutally persecuted minority group , that were made by an advisory commission in 2017 - a commission led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annon. (more...)
Is Elton John retiring? Singer posts cryptic message Is Elton John retiring? Singer posts cryptic message
- January 25, 2018

John is now performing in his Las Vegas residency The Million Dollar Piano at Caesar's Palace, which will end after more than 200 shows on May 19. "Having the service where Nan lived out her final days brought you and your Mother back together again". John is scheduled to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus at Sunday's Grammy Awards , and musicians including Cyrus, John Legend , Kesha and Sam Smith will join him for a tribute concert at Madison Square Garden on January 30. (more...)
UKIP chief echoes Trump as he refuses to go UKIP chief echoes Trump as he refuses to go
- January 24, 2018

Mr Bolton told Chopper's Brexit podcast - available on the Telegraph's website later this week - that he has almost exhausted his savings living in a flat in a hotel in Folkestone as he battles to stay on as party leader. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has thrown his weight behind Bolton, saying his response to the crisis "could provide a lifeline" for the party, which must "reform or die". (more...)
Multiple Americans killed, injured in Kabul hotel attack
- January 24, 2018

The siege of Intercontinental Hotel when Afghan security forces killed the last of six Taliban fighters with suicide vests who stormed the building, looking for foreigners and Afghan officials to kill. Kabul police on Monday that nine Ukrainians, one German, one Greek and one Kazakh citizen had been confirmed dead. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement Sunday condemning the attack. (more...)
KBA condemns Naqeebullah murder, demands probe into other extrajudicial killings KBA condemns Naqeebullah murder, demands probe into other extrajudicial killings
- January 24, 2018

In the letter titled "Criminal Record", it is stated that: "With reference to case FIR No. 17/2018 of Shah Latif Town Police Station, District Malir, Karachi , the criminal record of the following accused may be provided for investigation goal and for report to be submitted in Supreme Court of Pakistan on 25.01.2018". (more...)
Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Haqqani Militants In Pakistan Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Haqqani Militants In Pakistan
- January 24, 2018

A top terrorist of the Haqqani network along with two others were killed on Wednesday when a United States drone struck a home near Pakistan's restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack through an official spokesman, and authorities are still investigating how the militants breached security at the hotel. (more...)
CHAN: Nigeria Seek Quarter Final Ticket CHAN: Nigeria Seek Quarter Final Ticket
- January 24, 2018

Libya put their foot on the gas in the second half, but it seemed their luck was out as they missed a hatful of good chances. Nigeria are joint leaders of Group C with Rwanda after they recorded four points, while debutants Equatorial Guinea are pointless after they lost their first two games. (more...)
Canada union members push for NAFTA job security Canada union members push for NAFTA job security
- January 24, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is "something to be improved upon", Canada's finance minister told CNBC Tuesday as the sixth round of NAFTA talks get underway in Montreal. President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE has said repeatedly that he will pull the United States out of the NAFTA deal if the nation doesn't reach a deal ... (more...)
Ray Parlour urges Gunners to complete Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing Ray Parlour urges Gunners to complete Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing
- January 24, 2018

Arsenal have already been busy with some outgoing transfers this month, with the Gunners opting to sell both Theo Walcott and Francis Coquelin in permanent deals. The draw leaves Dortmund third as Stoeger remains unbeaten in his four league games in charge. On Sanchez, Wenger said he left him out of the matchday squad because "you can not drive up north and play football as well". (more...)

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