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Olympics: Court Overturns Life Bans Given to Russian Athletes Olympics: Court Overturns Life Bans Given to Russian Athletes
- February 01, 2018

This has far reaching consequences for the Olympics as the Russian athletes could now compete at this month's Pyeongchang Games in South Korea . "Please, forgive us for not protecting you from this ", Putin said adding that Russian Federation would continue supporting the athletes that go to South Korea for the Winter Games 2018. (more...)
Poliquin avoids serious injury as train carrying GOP lawmakers hits garbage truck Poliquin avoids serious injury as train carrying GOP lawmakers hits garbage truck
- February 01, 2018

There was one serious injury among those on the truck, in addition to the fatality. Its passengers, in critical condition. It was a 10-car train, Amtrak said, but the number of passengers aboard was not immediately known. In the aftermath of the collision, some members of Congress tweeted from the train that they weren't injured. "I'm in a bit of shock right now", Flesichmann said in a phone call from the scene, where he was being treated for his injuries. (more...)
2 students shot at Los Angeles middle school 2 students shot at Los Angeles middle school
- February 01, 2018

Police responded to a report of a shooting at Sal Castro Middle School on February 1, 2018. The male is in critical condition while the female victim is in fair condition, according to KTLA . Officer Drake Madison says reports of gunfire came in shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday at a school just west of downtown Los Angeles . Madison said there's no information about injuries. (more...)
UIL Announces District Alignments for the 2018-20 School Years UIL Announces District Alignments for the 2018-20 School Years
- February 01, 2018

In bi-district round playoffs games in those two years, District 11-6A will be matched up with District 12-6A, which includes Belton, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Killeen Ellison, Killeen Harker Heights, Killeen Shoemaker, Temple, Waco and Waco Midway. (more...)
Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding
- February 01, 2018

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham of West Mercia Police reportedly called for an end to the 10% buffer and said any motorists caught breaking the speed limit by even 1mph should be held accountable. Figures obtained a year ago revealed only about half of fixed speed cameras in the United Kingdom were actually switched on and catching offenders. (more...)
Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump
- February 01, 2018

Yep, after Michelle Obama appeared on Ellen this week, we're seriously jealous of her youngest daughter's room. because it comes with a two-room suite. "She's away at college". Former first lady Michelle Obama offered a passionate appeal for empathy during her first televised interview since leaving the White House a year ago. (more...)
EU decision on EMA move to Amsterdam is done: EU Commissioner EU decision on EMA move to Amsterdam is done: EU Commissioner
- February 01, 2018

The court will be asked to verify whether the decision can be deemed legally valid given the "incomplete informations on the headquarters of the agency", the source added. The temporary arrangement proposed by the Dutch government "is not an optimal solution". Italian officials jumped on those remarks in the hope of giving Milan another chance. (more...)
Economist Rekha Acharya presenting Highlights of Budget 2018 Economist Rekha Acharya presenting Highlights of Budget 2018
- February 01, 2018

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May 2014, with a promise to revive the country's economy and generate jobs. Besides the employment due to farming activities and self employment, the expenditure is aimed at creating employment of 321 crore person days, 3.17 lakh kilometers of rural roads, 51 lakh new rural houses, 1.88 crore toilets and provide 1.75 crore new household electric connections besides boosting agricultural growth. (more...)
Swaraj says 'no fixed agenda' for talks with top Nepal leaders Swaraj says 'no fixed agenda' for talks with top Nepal leaders
- February 01, 2018

The high-level visit from India is being considered significant in the political spectrum here. Swaraj and Oli held a one-on-one meeting that lasted more than an hour shortly after she flew into Kathmandu for a two-day visit. Diplomatic sources close to Swaraj said that is coming with a "special political message" from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the leaders of the leftist alliance, particularly Oli, who is playing a major role in choosing diplomats to fill key posts in the new ... (more...)
#WaterCrisis: Simple solution to avoid Day Zero #WaterCrisis: Simple solution to avoid Day Zero
- February 01, 2018

On Monday, the city pushed the date back to April 16, marking a slight improvement in its situation. The department believes it's too early to start sending water to the Western Cape and remains confident that Day Zero can and will be avoided. (more...)
900 workers trapped in South African mine 900 workers trapped in South African mine
- February 01, 2018

Power cables leading to the mine were damaged in a storm which led to over 1000 miners becoming trapped at Sibyane Gold's mine, said James Wellstead, a spokesperson for the mining company to South African news station ENCA . Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union 's Joseph Mathunjwa says this incident shows just how invaluable the lives of mineworkers are to the big corporations they work for. (more...)
Nagaland: BJP suspends State leader for signing 'election boycott' letter to EC Nagaland: BJP suspends State leader for signing 'election boycott' letter to EC
- February 01, 2018

The influential social organisation of the Northeastern state Naga Ho Ho, sending a stern warning, clarified that if any party or individual wants to contest or file nominations for the upcoming election than the latter would be declared as "anti-Naga". (more...)
United Airlines denies peacock support animal to board plane in New Jersey United Airlines denies peacock support animal to board plane in New Jersey
- February 01, 2018

A spokesperson for United Airlines told Business Insider that the airline told the woman multiple times that the peacock did not meet their guidelines for an emotional service animal. Delta Air Lines announced new regulations requiring additional paperwork from passengers who want to bring emotional support animals onto Delta flights. (more...)
CDC Director resigns over financial conflicts CDC Director resigns over financial conflicts
- February 01, 2018

This came after a report in Politico which detailed a series of stock purchases made by Fitzgerald, including shares of tobacco companies. An HHS spokesman said Tuesday that the purchases were made by Fitzgerald's financial account manager, and "did not change the scope of Dr. (more...)
Press awash with launch of Coalition for Nigeria Movement Press awash with launch of Coalition for Nigeria Movement
- February 01, 2018

Obasanjo had called for the movement in his lengthy statement criticising the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. Chairman of the National Conscience Party, Tanko Yunusa, who is also the spokesman of the coalition, earlier told BusinessDay that Buhari has failed Nigerians because he lacks the strength, vigour and competence to run the country adding that another four years under Buhari will be a recipe for chaos in the country. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation statement expresses 'grave concerns' with accuracy of secret GOP memo Federal Bureau of Investigation statement expresses 'grave concerns' with accuracy of secret GOP memo
- February 01, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday night to release a Republican memo that by most accounts reveals how the FBI may have mishandled, federal wiretap requests during the Y 2016 Presidential campaign. The memo purports to show FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. (more...)
Congressman react to train crash in Virginia Congressman react to train crash in Virginia
- February 01, 2018

At least one person in the truck was killed in the crash, according to media reports. There was one serious injury among those on the truck, in addition to the fatality. McSally says she was told the crossing arms at train crossing were down at the time of the crash and there is an investigation into why the train was on the tracks at the time. (more...)
FHP: Ocala girl, 14, impaled after crashing auto into fence FHP: Ocala girl, 14, impaled after crashing auto into fence
- February 01, 2018

Troopers say the teen was driving a 2004 Hyundai Sonanta when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Authorities say Hithersay got out of his vehicle, walked back toward the patrol auto and told the trooper that he struck him on goal. (more...)
Meet the all-time All-NJ Super Bowl team | Super Bowl 2018 Meet the all-time All-NJ Super Bowl team | Super Bowl 2018
- February 01, 2018

Chenelly said the same ad they gave to the NFL was approved by the NBA and NHL for their All-Star games. However, Barnett's trip to the NFL's big game does help Tennessee extend one important SEC record, as the Volunteers have sent 61 players to the Super Bowl since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. (more...)
Turkish forces clear village in Syria's Afrin Turkish forces clear village in Syria's Afrin
- February 01, 2018

The UN report noted that "the majority of hostilities remain concentrated along the Syrian - Turkish border", suggesting Turkey has made little progress in its campaign against the Syrian Kurds . On Wednesday, the top American commander for the Middle East said the USA military is doing "everything we absolutely can" to avoid a confrontation with Turkey in Syria. (more...)
Canada has made its national anthem gender-neutral Canada has made its national anthem gender-neutral
- February 01, 2018

Although highly criticized by the Conservative Party, the bill passed its third reading. The words are part of the anthem's sentence which now will be read "True patriot love in all of us command". "It's very unfortunate. It just shows you that things aren't functioning in the way they should", he said. Originally composed with French lyrics, O Canada became the country's national anthem in 1980. (more...)
Cutest pictures of Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's adorable daughter Misha Cutest pictures of Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput's adorable daughter Misha
- February 01, 2018

Ever since then, audiences were curious to know about the actor's story and most importantly, they wanted to know more about a certain Mira Rajput who until then was just another free-spirited girl living in Delhi with her parents. We had to make lots of sacrifices. Designer Anita Dongre posted a picture of her along with her showstoppers for the night, which she captioned: "Here's our bride and groom @mira.kapoor and @shahidkapoor singing the songs of summer @lakmefashionwk". (more...)
Omtata moves to court to overturn directive on TVs shutdown Omtata moves to court to overturn directive on TVs shutdown
- February 01, 2018

Kenya's High Court has suspended the government's shutdown of three of the country's largest private TV channels. The Communications Authority switched off the signals of the TV and various radio stations under the Royal Media Services at exactly ten minutes after 9 am on Tuesday, January 30 for broadcasting plans for the'swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "People's President'. (more...)
Leaked Whitehall document reveals Brexit could slow United Kingdom growth by 8% Leaked Whitehall document reveals Brexit could slow United Kingdom growth by 8%
- February 01, 2018

The news is expected to spark a fresh clash with Brussels . Under a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU, UK growth would be 5% lower over the next 15 years compared to current forecasts, according to the analysis. "We will continue to look at what more can be done to tackle global overcapacity in sectors such as steel, and to ensure that, as our companies innovate and develop new products, they are confident that their intellectual property and rights will be fully protected". (more...)
Russian Federation to create competition for banned Winter Olympics athletes Russian Federation to create competition for banned Winter Olympics athletes
- February 01, 2018

While many South Koreans have welcomed the North's presence at the Olympics, others express unease and view the North's overture as an attempt to weaken USA -led global sanctions against the North while further advancing its nuclear weapons program. (more...)

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