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Police officer, 24, 'shot dead by colleague playing Russian Roulette' Police officer, 24, 'shot dead by colleague playing Russian Roulette'
- January 26, 2019

Police said in a statement Thursday that the officer who shot Alix, now identified as Hendren, has been on the force for one year, and the other officer, also 29 years old, has almost two years of service. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner promised to pursue justice for Alix's family. An off-duty United States cop has been pronounced dead after she was shot in the chest during a game of Russian roulette with her colleagues. (more...)
Acting CJN swears in 2019 Election Petition Tribunal panel Acting CJN swears in 2019 Election Petition Tribunal panel
- January 26, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed Ibrahim Muhammad as acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). It said: "President Buhari's action can not be said to be unilateral because it was based on the order of a duly constituted tribunal and it will pave way for the case against the suspended CJN to be heard on merit rather than a situation where it would be stalled by unnecessary judicial subterfuge which are associated with high profile cases in Nigeria". (more...)
Trump Makes New Announcement On State Of The Union Address Trump Makes New Announcement On State Of The Union Address
- January 26, 2019

Pelosi had asked Trump to delay the speech until after the shutdown, but the White House tried to ignore the request, announcing Trump would move forward with the January 29 date. "It is a stage that no modern president wants to vacate", said Donald Ritchie, a former Senate historian. The House Speaker further highlighted that the address would be set for a later, mutually agreeable date after the shutdown is called off. (more...)
Hirono blames Trump’s obsession with ‘vanity wall’ for record-long shutdown Hirono blames Trump’s obsession with ‘vanity wall’ for record-long shutdown
- January 26, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in history. The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley on Hudson Street in Cornwall is opening its doors today to help furloughed or federal employees still reporting to work, but going unpaid. (more...)
Trump Delays State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends Trump Delays State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends
- January 26, 2019

Kera Myers, the wife of a member of the U.S. Coast Guard working without pay during the government shutdown , picks up produce, eggs, milk, bread and other supplies being distributed by Gather food pantry at the U.S. "When I extended an invitation on January 3rd for you to deliver the State of the Union address, it was on the mutually agreed upon date, January 29th". (more...)
Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters
- January 26, 2019

Greek ratification marks the final act of the "Prespa" agreement's implementation, after Macedonia on January 11 altered its constitution, allowing the country's name to be changed from Republic of Macedonia to Republic of North Macedonia. Both countries agreed that the new name would be used both internationally and bilaterally. Societies in both countries, however, remain polarised. (more...)
Spanish boy found dead in borehole after dire 13-day search Spanish boy found dead in borehole after dire 13-day search
- January 26, 2019

The investigation will now have to determine under what circumstances the events occurred in the family farm where the toddler fell. Spain's King Felipe VI and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez both offered their condolences to the family. (more...)
RCMP charge Kingston youth with terrorism-related offences RCMP charge Kingston youth with terrorism-related offences
- January 26, 2019

He was held for one day before being released without charges on Friday afternoon. RCMP Superintendent Peter Lambertucci said at a news conference on Friday that the youth, who can not be identified by law, was arrested on Thursday and charged with facilitating a terrorist activity. (more...)
Beijing dismisses Soros’ anti-China remarks as ‘meaningless’ Beijing dismisses Soros’ anti-China remarks as ‘meaningless’
- January 26, 2019

He said U.S. President Donald Trump should drop trade disputes with other countries and focus on China, while cracking down on Chinese technology firms, such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE Corp, which could be used to assert authoritarian control. (more...)
Amanda Knox: Italy ordered to pay compensation 12 years after roommate's murder Amanda Knox: Italy ordered to pay compensation 12 years after roommate's murder
- January 26, 2019

But they weren't interested in my help. Carlo Dalla Vedova, Knox's defense attorney, said the court's decision "is not a big surprise for me because the supreme court already said there were many mistakes". It was during questioning in the early hours of November 6, 2007 that Ms Knox accused Patrick Lumumba, the owner of a bar where she sometimes worked, of the murder. (more...)
Florida Sec. of State resigns after blackface photos surface Florida Sec. of State resigns after blackface photos surface
- January 26, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Ertel abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. Scott Plakon . The Tallahassee Democrat described the photos as the "sole blemish on a seemingly spotless public record" for Ertel. "There's nothing I can say", he told the paper. (more...)
'Cheeky visitor': Woman's shock toilet surprise when snake bites her bum 'Cheeky visitor': Woman's shock toilet surprise when snake bites her bum
- January 26, 2019

Helen Richards of Chapel Hill, Queensland, said she was "mid-stream" on the toilet when she felt a sharp pain in her rear-end. As for Richards, she wanted to warn others to "peek before you leak". "I can't praise [Richards] enough for how well she handled the situation", Zeleni said. The non-venomous snake is typically harmless but tetanus shots are typically recommended for bites. (more...)
Get ready for the coldest chills in more than a year Get ready for the coldest chills in more than a year
- January 26, 2019

Weather Service forecasters said it's possible some drier air could push the precipitation east of the region before the cold arrives, creating "high uncertainty" in the forecast, for now. The weekend light snow potential appears to be greatest across the northern half of the state. The winds, which could gust above 35 miles per hour on Thursday, could also result in blizzard-like conditions in the region. (more...)
India sends 'lightest satellite' to space India sends 'lightest satellite' to space
- January 26, 2019

ISRO will start off India's space programme account on January 24, with the launch of Microsat-R, an imaging satellite for DRDO , and Kamalsat, a small communication satellite developed by students and Space Kidz India. Reportedly, the space agency will not charge anything to launch the satellite. "We chose to convert [the fourth stage] into an experimental orbital platform to conduct small experiments in space", said Mr Sivan. (more...)
Trump signs bill to halt painful shutdown Trump signs bill to halt painful shutdown
- January 26, 2019

Whatever the reason for the capitulation, hopefully federal employees can get back to work and get back to being paid soon. "I want to thank all of the incredible federal workers and their wonderful families who have shown such extraordinary devotion in the face of this recent hardship", said Trump, adding that these workers will receive back pay as soon as possible. (more...)
Rescue for trapped Spanish boy reaches critical hours
- January 26, 2019

Rescuers in Spain have found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole near the southern city of Málaga, officials say. There have been no signs of life since the boy, Julen, fell into the borehole as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan in southern Spain. (more...)
Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president
- January 26, 2019

The Joint Front for Congo (FCC), which supports Kabila, controls 337 seats in the 500-member assembly against 102 for Fayulu's coalition, Lamuka, and 46 for the Heading for Change (Cach) coalition backing Tshisekedi, according to a provisional United Nations tally. (more...)
Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race
- January 26, 2019

The party which made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, revealed that it has chose to support the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ). "While the deliberations continued, I never hesitated for a moment in my willingness and determination to sacrifice my candidacy in order to facilitate the emergence of the envisaged strong and viable alternative that Nigerians could identify within our collective search for a new ... (more...)
Taliban Appoints Mullah Baradar as Head of Qatar Office Taliban Appoints Mullah Baradar as Head of Qatar Office
- January 26, 2019

Sedney said that following Barade's release at the request of the U.S. "many people thought he would fade into the distance, but instead he's taken advantage of a fractured Taliban leadership and the desire of many Taliban for peace to reassert his authority". (more...)
Russia Blames Turkey that Al-Qaeda Controls Most of Syria's Idlib Russia Blames Turkey that Al-Qaeda Controls Most of Syria's Idlib
- January 26, 2019

Ankara strongly supports the creation of a 32-kilometer (20-mile) "safe zone" in northeastern Syria to ensure that Syrian Kurdish militia - The People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers to be a "terrorist group" for its ties to outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey - is kept away from the Turkish border. (more...)

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