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Oprah's Golden Globes speech sparks talk of 2020 campaign Oprah's Golden Globes speech sparks talk of 2020 campaign
- January 09, 2018

Oprah Winfrey has 2020 on her mind. Some of her colleagues wonder whether she really wants to endure the attack ads and insults. Winfrey confidante Gayle King said on " CBS This Morning " that the 63-year-old celebrity's past position that she was not interested in running for president remained unchanged. (more...)
Ahmadinejad arrested for 'inciting violence' in Iran Ahmadinejad arrested for 'inciting violence' in Iran
- January 09, 2018

The arrest comes after tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against the government and rising food prices rocked the Islamic Republic for more than a week . It remains hard for journalists and outsiders to piece together what's happening beyond Tehran , as Iran is a vast country of 80 million and travel there is restricted. (more...)
Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in jail, referred to Lucknow hospital Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in jail, referred to Lucknow hospital
- January 09, 2018

According to ANI , the gangster-turned-politician was lodged in a jail in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh where he suffered a massive heart attack. In June 2016, Ansari had announced QED's with Samajwadi Party in presence of Shivpal Yadav, the then state unit president of the party. But the merger was cancelled after stiff opposition from Akhilesh Yadav . (more...)
Game Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Game Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets
- January 09, 2018

Stephen Curry scored 32 points and issued nine assists as the Golden State Warriors exacted a measure of revenge against the Denver Nuggets with a 124-114 victory on Monday. "We never quit working". They have covered in six of their last eight games. Durant put a few shots up at Monday's shootaround, but Kerr told reporters the 7-footer still doesn't feel "quite right", and that he won't play until he's completely healthy. (more...)
3 policemen killed in SW Pakistan's explosion 3 policemen killed in SW Pakistan's explosion
- January 09, 2018

Police personnel took positions around the provincial assembly building, while additional contingents were also called in following the blast. According to Dawn , the explosion occurred near the GPO Chowk in the vicinity of the Balochistan Assembly. (more...)
Winter storm watch issued in Nebraska: Not using the 'B' word yet Winter storm watch issued in Nebraska: Not using the 'B' word yet
- January 09, 2018

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. This will result in widespread blowing snow and possible whiteout conditions. Back to back weather makers will keep the threat of showers in the forecast this week. Tuesday ... Mostly to partly cloudy with a high 45. As Arctic air moves down from the North, rain will switch to snow Tuesday night through Wednesday . (more...)
Revel Casino sells for $200M Revel Casino sells for $200M
- January 09, 2018

AC Ocean Walk is expected to reopen the hotel as the rebranded Ocean Resort Casino in summer 2018, according to the. He sold the property for $118 million more than he paid for it, but he incurred large expenses while keeping it closed. (more...)
Over 160 suspects arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep Over 160 suspects arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep
- January 09, 2018

Italian prosecutors said the Italian suspects were accused of mafia association, attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering and illegal weapons possession, among other charges. Outside of Italy, the clan had bases in the German cities of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Munich and Stuttgart, the anti-mafia prosecutors' office said in a statement. (more...)
Stephen Miller Joins Tucker to Talk Immigration, Contentious CNN Interview
- January 09, 2018

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has denied he was booted off the set of CNN's State of the Union following an awkward interview with host Jake Tapper. The interview became so contentious that Tapper cut the interview short and said Miller was wasting his viewers' time. Miller said it was "tragic and unfortunate" that former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who's quoted at length in the book, would make what Miller called "grotesque comments" that are out of step with ... (more...)
Terrorists plotted Christmas bomb after meeting Islamic State commander on Facebook Terrorists plotted Christmas bomb after meeting Islamic State commander on Facebook
- January 09, 2018

Mr. Mohammed was unanimously convicted of preparing terrorist acts between November 2015 and December 2016 alongside Ms. El-Hassan, who was convicted of the same charges, by a majority of 10 to one jurors. According to Jeremy Ball, a BBC East Midlands correspondent, he planned to make a pressure cooker bomb of the same sort used in the Boston bombing, and had pledged allegiance to an Islamic State commander who urged the poisoning of food to kill enemies of Islam. (more...)
Ragnarok-Inspired, 'Maiden-Wooing' Valkyrie Is Marvel's New Exiles Member Ragnarok-Inspired, 'Maiden-Wooing' Valkyrie Is Marvel's New Exiles Member
- January 09, 2018

Although Thompson did confirm via Twitter that her version of Valkyrie was bisexual, scenes that would have shown that aspect of her character all ended up on the cutting room floor. And while Tessa Thompson hasn't responded to this news (yet), we're definitely excited to see one of our favorite recent MCU characters as of late live her best life in a new series. (more...)
Matt Hancock becomes secretary of state for DCMS Matt Hancock becomes secretary of state for DCMS
- January 09, 2018

In December, local regulatory the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it would publish its findings in mid-January, rather than the initial date of December 18. Geoff Taylor, chief executive BPI and BRIT Awards, said he welcomed Hancock;s appointment. A new junior minister appointment at the Cabinet Office to take on Nokes' digital government portfolio is likely to be made today. (more...)
Journalist Toby Young resigns as university regulator board member Journalist Toby Young resigns as university regulator board member
- January 09, 2018

Following virulent criticism against his appointment, most recently the campaign by almost 100 Cambridge academics in an open letter, Toby Young has today announced in The Spectator that he is resigning from the Office for Students. It has powers to fine universities which fail to meet the required standards. Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said although she had not known of Young's history, he could stay in the post as long as he did not repeat such comments. (more...)
Iranian leader vows to take revenge on U.S. over recent unrest Iranian leader vows to take revenge on U.S. over recent unrest
- January 09, 2018

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the USA and the United Kingdom for the recent anti-government protests, adding that forces working against Tehran will never be successful. He also thanked those who took part in the pro-government rallies and said: "These are not normal incidents". [These incidents] occur nowhere in the world. (more...)
Board of inquiry to probe Germiston train collision Board of inquiry to probe Germiston train collision
- January 09, 2018

An Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EMS) rep confirmed that at least 160 individuals were moderately hurt, while the conditions of an additional 50 passengers were deemed minor. The incident occurred after an incoming train crashed into a stationary train from behind. Last week, 19 people were killed after a train derailed and collided with a truck in Kroonstad city in the Free State province, 190 kilometers (118 miles) from Johannesburg . (more...)
Spanish Prisoner, Declared Dead By Three Doctors, Comes Back To Life Spanish Prisoner, Declared Dead By Three Doctors, Comes Back To Life
- January 09, 2018

According to Spanish publications, Gonzalo Montoya Jiménez was declared dead after being found in his prison cell at Villabona prison. "They had already marked the body to open it with the scalpel", a furious relative told Il Mattino . (more...)
Senior Hamas leader shot in Gaza Senior Hamas leader shot in Gaza
- January 09, 2018

In the war Israel waged on Gaza in 2014, Alami lost his right leg when the underground tunnel he was hiding in was struck by Israeli missiles. He spent most of his time in Syria before returning in 2012, after Hamas abandoned its longtime base in Damascus. (more...)
United States ending immigration protection for Salvadorans United States ending immigration protection for Salvadorans
- January 09, 2018

Immigrant-rights advocates had heatedly fought to keep the Salvadorans here, arguing many of them have put down roots, including having some 200,000 children who, by dint of being born on US soil, are already citizens. El Salvador is now the fourth country whose citizens have lost TPS under President Trump. Lawmakers from both parties who represent cities and states with large immigrant populations blasted Monday's DHS decision, including Rep. (more...)
Sahara Desert hit by snow after freak winter storm Sahara Desert hit by snow after freak winter storm
- January 09, 2018

It is reported that while the town itself received about two inches of snow , the surrounding sand dunes on the outskirts were completely covered - making for a delightfully contrasting landscape of red and white. Surrounded by Atlas Mountains and located 1000 metres above sea level, this however is not the first tryst with snow for Ain Sefra. The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa and it has gone through shifts in temperature and moisture over the past few hundred thousand ... (more...)
Alabama Player Punches Georgia Player, Then Appears To Go After Own Coach Alabama Player Punches Georgia Player, Then Appears To Go After Own Coach
- January 09, 2018

He had to be restrained by his teammates and other coaches. But the insane part came after, when Brown got onto his sideline and got into it with someone who appeared to be a coach. He remained in the game, making a huge tackle on kick coverage with Georgia leading 20-10 with just more than nine minutes left in the game. Viewers at home are sure that Brown will not be with the team next year. (more...)

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