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Federal judge strikes down Florida's felon voting rights restoration process Federal judge strikes down Florida's felon voting rights restoration process
- February 03, 2018

Nearly all states deny incarcerated criminals the right to vote, but Florida, an often crucial state in presidential elections, is one of only four to not automatically restore voting rights after felons have completed their sentences. He went before the state's Executive Clemency Board, where Governor Scott asked him about his illegal voting. Four out of five of them, Walker notes, were African-American. (more...)
Beaumont children: Adelaide factory dig to finding missing siblings called off Beaumont children: Adelaide factory dig to finding missing siblings called off
- February 03, 2018

The apparent kidnapping remains Australia's most enduring cold case with the latest investigations involving a dig on the site of an Adelaide factory where scientific tests revealed signs of a large hole being dug around the time the children went missing. (more...)
Mehbooba Mufti govt thwarts separatists' march to Shopian, DM issues prohibitory orders Mehbooba Mufti govt thwarts separatists' march to Shopian, DM issues prohibitory orders
- February 03, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were deployed in large numbers to maintain law and order in sensitive areas in old city area. However, prayers were offered in the Valley, barring mosques on main roads in the areas where restrictions were imposed. According to railway authorities, services were suspended "for security reasons, following advisory from police". (more...)
YO Sentenced To 40 Years In Hospital Over The Slender Man Stabbing YO Sentenced To 40 Years In Hospital Over The Slender Man Stabbing
- February 03, 2018

On Thursday, Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren threw caution to the wind and discounted the whole age thing; when he sentenced a minor to 40 years in a mental hospital for her part in the attempted murder of a classmate. Geyser and Weier said they carried out the attack to appease Slender Man , a fictional online horror character who they said they feared would otherwise harm them and their families. (more...)
S. Korean Athletes to Be Sleeping with Their Enemy at Olympic Village S. Korean Athletes to Be Sleeping with Their Enemy at Olympic Village
- February 03, 2018

Following the CAS decision on Thursday, Russia now stands 11 gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals. Three Russian biathletes who have appealed against the International Olympic Committee ban will have their cases heard later. Dr Grigory Rodchenkov , the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory who was one of the two main accusers, has already hit out at the decision, having given evidence during the appeals via video link. (more...)
Taiwanese Olympic athletes headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea
- February 03, 2018

Some outside experts say the North may aim to use improved ties with South Korea as a way to weaken US-led global sanctions. "When the North and the South are opening a new page of peace, [Washington] deploys strategic forces, including strike groups with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers around the Korean Peninsula, intentionally trying to escalate tensions". (more...)
CHAN Final To Be Broadcast Live On DStv, GOtv CHAN Final To Be Broadcast Live On DStv, GOtv
- February 03, 2018

But their path was more hard, overcoming a number of adversities to reach the final of the CHAN for the first time after beating Sudan 1-0 in Marrakech on Wednesday. They have created a lot of chances at goal , failing however to convert about 80 percent of their opportunities. "However, I did not panic because I knew the substitute (Ajiboye) was equal to the task". (more...)
Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years
- February 02, 2018

A senior lawyer says that it is for the first time that the court rejected apology and convicted anyone. Meanwhile, the police arrested Nehal Hashmi from the Courtroom. Hashmi's controversial speech had landed him in hot water, as he was directed by his PML-N to tender his resignation from the Senate - which he later withdrew - while the party revoked his party membership. (more...)
Zip wire almost two miles long breaks world record Zip wire almost two miles long breaks world record
- February 02, 2018

The Jebel Jais Flight has opened in the UAE, breaking the Guinness World Record for world's longest zip-line. For almost three minutes, riders are suspended above the mountain as they glide past rocky terrain. It was constructed in Ras al-Khaimah, one of the lesser known Emirates states as part of a push to increase tourism in the country. The world's leading zip-line operator, Toro Verde in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) spent over four months ... (more...)
Dennis Edwards of The Temptations has died Dennis Edwards of The Temptations has died
- February 02, 2018

Tomorrow, Edwards would have been 75. Edwards, was born February 3rd, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama. More recently, Edwards fronted a band billed as "The Temptations Review". He was with the group on and off again throughout the eighties for a few reunion tours and new music before leaving for good in 1989. Edwards' first solo album, Don't Look Any Further , hit No. (more...)
Puppy Bowl to feature animals rescued from areas impacted by hurricanes Puppy Bowl to feature animals rescued from areas impacted by hurricanes
- February 02, 2018

For viewers on the other side of the pond wanting a doggie fix, Animal Planet will be screening last year's Puppy Bowl at 1pm on Sunday. Animal Planet works with shelters around the country to fill their roster. And there's even halftime entertainment of the animal variety: cat lovers will be pleased to see that a Kitty Half Time Show is scheduled to take place, echoing Justin Timberlake's own performance. (more...)
Trump's First State Of The Union Address Draws 46 Million Viewers
- February 02, 2018

As in other speeches, Trump boasted of stock market gains and the tax reform bill that has slashed the corporate tax rate. But some states don't allow such projects. Over the past year, Democrats have accused Trump of seeking to create the $200 billion infrastructure fund by proposing cuts to other infrastructure-related programs. (more...)
Amazon working towards creating a healthcare firm Amazon working towards creating a healthcare firm
- February 02, 2018

The companies revealed plans in a press release Tuesday morning, citing the rising costs of US health care as inspiration for the partnership. The bottom line is that the USA spends almost twice as much on health care as a percentage of the economy as do other industrialized countries - while its people use about the same amount of health care. (more...)
US Homeland Secretary Extends Temporary Stay For 7, 000 Syrian's Refugees US Homeland Secretary Extends Temporary Stay For 7, 000 Syrian's Refugees
- February 02, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" justified giving those in the program another year and a half to remain in the U.S. Most originally came here to study or to visit family. It is also unclear whether the Trump Administration will deport Some Syrians once their Temporary status expires. (more...)
Turkish civilians killed by cross-border rocket attacks from Syria: Turkish PM Turkish civilians killed by cross-border rocket attacks from Syria: Turkish PM
- February 02, 2018

The Ankara governor's office said authorities had also detained eight people suspected of links to the alleged bomber, whom it identified as a man who had trained with Kurdish militants in Syria. Sarp Ozer got his hand and leg injured when PKK/PYD's rocket and mortar attack targeted a nearby area, where he was present. Although, fighting Daesh is the aim, Kilic believes that using one terrorist organisation (the Kurdish PKK and -all its branches- is considered a terrorist group by Turkey) to ... (more...)
Blake Griffin Makes His Pistons Debut Blake Griffin Makes His Pistons Debut
- February 02, 2018

But just in case he wasn't sure, a few of them took it upon themselves to remove all doubt after the 104-102 victory. "I thought [head] coach Stan Van Gundy did a great job of just putting in five things that we could go to, and we ran them to death, but they worked and everybody just played hard". (more...)
Downing Street denies May 'sidestepped' human rights during visit to China
- February 02, 2018

One of the reasons to leave the European Union was to take control, and this is not possible with common external tariffs, "the minister said". China has praised UK Prime Minister Theresa May for sidestepping the thorny topic of human rights during her three-day trade trip to the country. (more...)
Baylosis no longer enjoys immunity from arrest: Palace Baylosis no longer enjoys immunity from arrest: Palace
- February 02, 2018

Seized from Baylosis and his companion following the arrest were two caliber.45 pistols, 14 ammunitions, two pieces of magazines, cellphones, and assorted documents. Roque said it was the communists' fault why Duterte cancelled the peace talks "because they killed our soldiers". "The arrest can be interpreted as harassment against the NDFP consultants and personnel to weaken their stance in the talks, particularly in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms ... (more...)
Comey blasts 'weasels and liars' in tweet apparently aimed at GOP memo Comey blasts 'weasels and liars' in tweet apparently aimed at GOP memo
- February 02, 2018

The FBI Agents Association says it appreciates FBI Director Christopher Wray "standing shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of the FBI as we work together to protect our country from criminal and national security threats". A senior administration official told reporters that Trump is "okay with it". In other words, he is the opposite of Donald Trump who is dishonest and avoids the right thing like the plague. (more...)
ADL Reports 'Alarming' Rise in White Supremacist Propaganda at California Colleges ADL Reports 'Alarming' Rise in White Supremacist Propaganda at California Colleges
- February 02, 2018

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report this week that showed a dramatic surge in reported white supremacist flier distribution between 2016 and 2017. were impacted. "They see campuses as a fertile recruiting ground, as evident by the unprecedented volume of propagandist activity created to recruit young people to support their vile ideology", he added. (more...)
Pyeongchang Olympics smashes sexy record before Games even start Pyeongchang Olympics smashes sexy record before Games even start
- February 02, 2018

South Korea used a rare chartered flight between the countries to fly the North Korean athletes on Thursday. And hanging over the competition is the vast Russian doping scandal.The IOC banned Russia from Pyeongchang after the McLaren report , which documented a vast Moscow-backed scheme to artificially enhance its athletes' performances in previous Games. (more...)
South Sudan: US bans arms sales and urges others to follow South Sudan: US bans arms sales and urges others to follow
- February 02, 2018

Uganda already hosts more than one million South Sudanese refugees, and they have also fled to neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. Russian Federation thought that the situation would only worsen if there was any foreign intervention and China encouraged "positive messages". The U.S. (more...)
Judge commends hero Imam who defended Finsbury Park attacker from crowd Judge commends hero Imam who defended Finsbury Park attacker from crowd
- February 02, 2018

Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 43 years following his conviction for murder after he drove a van into a group of Muslim worshippers. In a statement, she described how the family faced an agonising wait for Mr Ali's death to be confirmed. The attacker said he had no idea Dave - one of his two made-up accomplices - meant to smash into a group of pedestrians, and believed they were on their way to a pub to meet a third co-conspirator, ... (more...)
Robshaw, Brown return to hand England Six Nations boost Robshaw, Brown return to hand England Six Nations boost
- February 02, 2018

After featuring for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand last summer, Te'o played only a handful of games for his club Worcester before suffering the injury in October that required the insertion of a plate. Courtney Lawes slots in at blindside flanker and Chris Robshaw at openside with Maro Itoje present at lock, where he partners Joe Launchbury . (more...)
Eritrean migrants shot in massive Calais brawl Eritrean migrants shot in massive Calais brawl
- February 02, 2018

French officials say 100 people from Eritrea and 30 from Afghanistan were armed with sticks and stones when the fight started among people queuing for food. A second then erupted at an industrial site around 3 miles (5km) away. Charities on the ground have said the incidents left unaccompanied minors as young as 13 with "nowhere to go" because the scrubland they had been sleeping on became too unsafe following the conflict. (more...)

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