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Friday first: Woman who led prayer in Kerala faces backlash Friday first: Woman who led prayer in Kerala faces backlash
- January 29, 2018

She took the role of the " imam " of the prayers held at the office of the Society in the Muslim-dominated district yesterday. Though a first for India, scholarly Muslim women Imams , such as Ghazala Anwar and Amina Wadud, have led jumma prayers in NY as early as 1999. (more...)
Some Optimism, But Much Work Left as Latest NAFTA Talks End Some Optimism, But Much Work Left as Latest NAFTA Talks End
- January 29, 2018

Trade officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States have been trying to find a way push the trade talks forward after USA negotiators stunned their North American counterparts with a series of "poison pill" demands in previous rounds. (more...)
Cape Town does 'indeed' have water plan, says SAHRC Cape Town does 'indeed' have water plan, says SAHRC
- January 29, 2018

We have been informed by our members that they been receiving cancellations from both worldwide and domestic travellers", Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy said, without giving numbers. At a planned briefing scheduled for later on Sunday, the Water and Sanitation Department will reveal how it plans to manage day zero and beyond. "But, I think to make sure that all of Cape Town survives Day Zero and everybody helps each other to get through this crisis, that it doesn't become a ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, others read 'Fire and Fury' at 2018 Grammys Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, others read 'Fire and Fury' at 2018 Grammys
- January 29, 2018

Clinton got big applause as she appeared. Clinton , who lost the 2016 election to Trump, read an excerpt from the book about Trump's eating habits. "No one knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made". "That's it, we've got it". 'You think so?' Hilary replied. Corden then praised her, saying "The Grammy is in the bag". (more...)
Commonwealth Bank Taps Executive Matt Comyn to Take Over as CEO Commonwealth Bank Taps Executive Matt Comyn to Take Over as CEO
- January 29, 2018

Comyn now heads up retail banking services at CBA, which has been responsible for delivering half of the bank's profit and is a role that includes oversight of the development of digital products and services. A progress report on this matter is expected to be published this week. The bank, Australia's largest by market value and the country's biggest mortgage lender, in August said that Mr. (more...)
IOC Publishes Behavior Code of Russian Athletes in Olympics IOC Publishes Behavior Code of Russian Athletes in Olympics
- January 29, 2018

Russians who want to compete in South Korea next month have to clear rigorous and extraordinary scrutiny by the International Olympic Committee review panel. A former South Korean, he was expected to be one of the biggest stars of the Games. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games are certain to be the largest Winter Olympics in history in terms of participating nations and athletes, with the deadline to confirm entries fast approaching, organizing officials said Sunday. (more...)
Top GOP senator: Special counsel Mueller is 'perfect guy' for Russia probe Top GOP senator: Special counsel Mueller is 'perfect guy' for Russia probe
- January 29, 2018

President Donald Trump is calling reports that he sought to fire special counselor Robert Mueller "fake news" as part of a denial of the report Friday. "We continue to cooperate with the Special counsel and out of respect for that process will not weigh in further". White House counsel reportedly refused to... (more...)
Donald Trump says Theresa May failed to talk tough in Brexit negotiations Donald Trump says Theresa May failed to talk tough in Brexit negotiations
- January 29, 2018

He told Peston on Sunday that Philip Hammond's suggestion that United Kingdom relations with the European Union would change only "very modestly" after Brexit had caused "real trouble" for the Government - and were at odds with what Theresa May had previously pledged. (more...)
IPL Auction 2018: 5 Uncapped Players who can get the Big money IPL Auction 2018: 5 Uncapped Players who can get the Big money
- January 29, 2018

Fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Australian Nathan Coulter Nile were bought by RCB for Rs. 2.60 crore, and Rs. 2.20 crore respectively, while Australia quick Jason Behrendorff went to Mumbai Indian for Rs. "Going forward, the thinking is that we will not have this mega auction but will consider having a draft system for the new players which acts as a feeder system for the teams ". (more...)
Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Blue Granite Capital LLC
- January 29, 2018

The stock increased 1.54% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $6.6. About 329,046 shares traded. Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ:GSUM) has 0.00% since January 26, 2017 and is. Barclays Capital upgraded Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) on Monday, June 20 to "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Robert W. (more...)
Jolie calls for more aid for Syrian refugees Jolie calls for more aid for Syrian refugees
- January 29, 2018

Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said Syria's neighbours Jordan , Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq now host around 5.5 million refugees from the conflict . Angelina Jolie has described her visit to a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan as "heartbreaking". Jolie met refugee families and teenage girls in a UN-run community programme. (more...)
Common people getting Padma awards due to change in nomination process: Modi Common people getting Padma awards due to change in nomination process: Modi
- January 29, 2018

The Prime Minister said the path preached by Mahatma Gandhi was valid for every individual, family and society. The Prime Minister said he can sense a "feeling of hatred" among people against corruption. Now, any citizen can nominate any person in our country. Prime minister said Arvind Gupta, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who inspired generations of students to learn science from thrash, has been honoured with Padma Shri. (more...)
Shock and anger in Kabul after ambulance bomb kills 103
- January 29, 2018

An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on January 27, killing at least 17 people and wounding 110 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban . In contrast, security checkpoints have been beefed up, particularly near the blast scene, as the city braced for the possibility of further violence. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar takes lead at rap-heavy Grammys Kendrick Lamar takes lead at rap-heavy Grammys
- January 29, 2018

Tonight, the Grammy award ceremony is eligible for a bus pass as it marks its 60th birthday. No human hugs for this man, dogs only. "Jay for president", Lamar said in his acceptance speech. Cara has quickly found her voice as a singer with singles such as "Here", which describes the dread of forced emotions at a party, and "Scars to Your Beautiful", a call for healthy body image. (more...)
Graham: 'I'll Be Glad' To Pass Legislation Shielding Mueller Graham: 'I'll Be Glad' To Pass Legislation Shielding Mueller
- January 29, 2018

But the president backed off once the White House Counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign, the Times reported . CNN reported the president's frustration late Friday, noting that Trump "gripes about wanting Rosenstein removed" and "makes comments like "let's fire him, let's get rid of him" before his advisers convince him it's an ill-fated idea". (more...)
Blasts heard near military academy in Afghan capital Blasts heard near military academy in Afghan capital
- January 29, 2018

Afghan media reports suggest the attack began with explosions, which may have been a rocket attack on the gate of the facility. Details to be followed. Islamic State and the Taliban have recently carried out attacks in the country. Fifteen soldiers training at the military school were killed in October when a suicide bomber driving a vehicle filled with explosives rammed into a bus leaving the academy. (more...)
Padmaavat row: Bring Padmaavat to Gujarat Twitterati pours Padmaavat row: Bring Padmaavat to Gujarat Twitterati pours
- January 29, 2018

Despite assurances by the makers of the film that " Padmaavat " will maintain the honour and dignity of Queen Padmavati , the Karni sena continues to carry out protests against its screening. "If you have freedom of writers, freedom of expression, we too have freedom of protest", Mr Lokendra Singh Kalvi, head of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, a conservative body at the forefront of the protests, said by telephone. (more...)
White House outlines new immigration proposal White House outlines new immigration proposal
- January 29, 2018

It would also require Dreamers' path to citizenship be subject to "requirements for work, education and good moral character". Evangelicals leaders are celebrating Donald Trump's announcement of a "pathway" that could allow hundreds of thousands of people, brought into the U.S. (more...)
Key Republican says it 'wouldn't hurt' to pass bill to protect Mueller Key Republican says it 'wouldn't hurt' to pass bill to protect Mueller
- January 29, 2018

Mueller is a "special counsel", the position that replaced independent councils, out of concern that ICs had too much power, Columbus notes. You will never say I was a good candidate. "I mean, I've been reading about it from you people, you say, 'Oh, I'm gonna dismiss him.' No, I'm not dismissing anybody", Trump said. One such suggestion has been adding a judicial review element to a special counsel's dismissal, if the fired party requests it. (more...)
Man from India dies after being sucked into MRI machine Man from India dies after being sucked into MRI machine
- January 29, 2018

He was at Nair Hospital , Mumbai Central, to help his brother-in-law Harish Solanki's mother Laxmi. Patients with body piercing jewellery are also asked to remove them before an MRI scan. In Maru's case, when he came close to the machine, he was allowed to carry an oxygen cylinder which is made of metal. Eyewitnesses said Maru was pulled into the machine with great force. (more...)
Folks aren't blissful start-up has put a 'disco ball' in orbit Folks aren't blissful start-up has put a 'disco ball' in orbit
- January 29, 2018

Kiwi space exploration start-up Rocket Lab launched the object from its remote private launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula last week. Just like any disco ball down here on Earth's surface, the intention is to reflect light and create a lovely light show which the company's CEO, Peter Beck, hopes will be seen by everyone "no matter where you are in the world, rich or in poverty, in conflict or at peace". (more...)
Foss: Too many people enabled Larry Nassar's abuse Foss: Too many people enabled Larry Nassar's abuse
- January 29, 2018

The coach also says each incident mentioned in the report was documented by either police or the university's Title IX office. "I support the survivors to the Nth degree", Izzo said. People attending the rally were encouraged to fill out a postcard with the salutation of "Dear Enabler (blank)" and to send it to a member of the board of trustees. (more...)
Sen. Collins: If Trump Fired Rosenstein, Would Be 'Terrible Mistake' Sen. Collins: If Trump Fired Rosenstein, Would Be 'Terrible Mistake'
- January 29, 2018

And the White House counsel is still on the job, and Mr. Mueller is still aggressively investigating. These included Mueller's relationship with James Comey, who succeeded Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director until Trump fired him in May, and Mueller's resignation from one of Trump's golf clubs over a fee dispute in 2011, other people said. (more...)
Congress Must Clarify `Cost' If Trump Fires Mueller, Gates Says Congress Must Clarify `Cost' If Trump Fires Mueller, Gates Says
- January 29, 2018

Trump and his aides are exuding confidence over his prime-time address to Congress on Tuesday, even amid still-low approval ratings and the prospect of Russian Federation testimony before Special Counsel Robert Mueller , in the wake of revelations that Trump wanted to fire Mueller back in June. (more...)
Afghanistan: Several People Dead, 50 Injured in Kabul Blast
- January 29, 2018

Flags were flown at half-staff nationwide after the latest attack. Afghan officials say at least 14 foreigners were among the dead, and Ukraine's ambassador confirmed that at least seven of these were Ukrainians. "The Taliban's cruelty will not prevail", Trump said. There are now 14,000 USA soldiers in Afghanistan. Both the Afghan government and the United States administration have been calling, some in a warning tone, upon Taliban militants to give up fighting and join the peace ... (more...)

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