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32 missing after tanker collides with freighter near Shanghai 32 missing after tanker collides with freighter near Shanghai
- January 10, 2018

It caught fire after the collision and was still ablaze, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying. Poor conditions, with heavy winds, rain, and high waves, continue to hamper efforts to tame the fire and search for the 31 remaining crew members on the tanker, China's Transport Ministry said. (more...)
Trump endorses earmarks despite conservative opposition Trump endorses earmarks despite conservative opposition
- January 10, 2018

Watch Trump make those remarks below, via Fox News. Sarah Huckabee Sanders later in the day tried to put a damper on the conservative outrage, emphasizing during the Tuesday press briefing that "the president said you have to be careful with that and you have to have controls on earmarks". (more...)
Warming temperatures to lead to melting snow, rain later this week Warming temperatures to lead to melting snow, rain later this week
- January 10, 2018

Before an incoming system brings warming temperatures throughout southern Ontario into Thursday , there will be the risk of freezing drizzle and freezing rain for parts of the region. Be sure to check out the Wednesday morning video weather forecast. Temperatures will be crashing after a cold front passes through, which could lead to a lot of that water re-freezing on area roads for the final commute of the traditional workweek. (more...)
Mueller ready to question Donald Trump over Russian links Mueller ready to question Donald Trump over Russian links
- January 10, 2018

Mueller raised the issue of interviewing Trump during a late December meeting with the president's lawyers John Dowd and Jay Sekulow. "And unfortunately, there's no real way to do that other than taking the Fifth (Amendment), which I'm sure that the president doesn't want to do", Mariotti said during a Tuesday appearance on CNN's "New Day." It's an open legal question as to whether a sitting president can be indicted. (more...)
Discovery Is Leaving Silver Spring Discovery Is Leaving Silver Spring
- January 10, 2018

Discovery says it will still maintain a Maryland Network Hub to house select network and support functions, as well as select other functions such as government relations. The company said its media facility in Sterling, Virginia will become a global technology center in the near future, and it plans to develop its "technology footprint" into Knoxville as well. (more...)
Aadhaar and privacy: UIDAI brings Virtual IDs, Limited KYC to protect cardholders Aadhaar and privacy: UIDAI brings Virtual IDs, Limited KYC to protect cardholders
- January 10, 2018

They can create as many Virtual IDs as possible - it is a temporary number that ceases to exist once the user generates a fresh one. As per the circular, a virtual ID will be valid for a defined period of time and every time a new one gets generated by the user, the older one gets automatically cancelled. (more...)
Explosion in Syria kills 23 as military advances in strategic region Explosion in Syria kills 23 as military advances in strategic region
- January 10, 2018

The SCMM and the opposition's Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that 14 villages have been captured over the past hours. Israel carried out several air and missile strikes against the Syrian armed forces' military facilities located in the Qutifah area close to Damascus on Tuesday morning, the Syrian Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on its website. (more...)
Leave marijuana to the states Leave marijuana to the states
- January 10, 2018

In rescinding the Obama-era policy that relaxed enforcement of federal marijuana laws on Thursday, Sessions opened the door for federal prosecutors to begin pursuing cases. "Marijuana's status as an illegal drug under federal law has led to the prosecution of growers and dispensaries that appear to be operating legally under state law, and Sessions" announcement is raising fears of a possible renewed crackdown. (more...)
Pellet-blinded teen clears Class X Pellet-blinded teen clears Class X
- January 10, 2018

In the 2016 accident, pellets had ruptured the retina and optic nerve of Insha's eyes. Insha Mushtaq, the teenage girl completely blinded by pellets fired by government forces during the 2016 uprising in Kashmir, has qualified her class 10 examinations. (more...)
5p plastic bag charge could be extended 5p plastic bag charge could be extended
- January 10, 2018

The Prime Minister is set to deliver her first major speech on the environment and media reports this morning suggested it would include proposals for an extension of the 5p levy on plastic bags and a new plastic bottle deposit scheme. Figures published last July showed that nine billion fewer bags had been used and that more than £66m had been given by supermarkets to good causes from the 5p charge. (more...)
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to take on new social care responsibilities Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to take on new social care responsibilities
- January 10, 2018

We have spent more on health. Philip Dunne, who lost his health minister post, said it had been "an honour" to serve in Government since 2010. Eagle-eyed commentators at UK Demockery quickly recorded the interview, adding a little of their customary flavour. (more...)
Florida lawmakers admit to affair, issue joint apology Florida lawmakers admit to affair, issue joint apology
- January 10, 2018

Before the session, Braynon and Flores issued a statement explaining they "do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people". Another video shows Flores leaving the apartment the next morning with clothes on a hanger. There is no information on the website describing who owns it, who operates it, or who supplied the videos, the Miami Herald noted. (more...)
Democrats warn U.S. remains unprepared for Russian election interference Democrats warn U.S. remains unprepared for Russian election interference
- January 10, 2018

The report's recommendations included working to build democratic institutions in countries most vulnerable to election interference, and set up an organization similar to the National Counterterrorism Center to coordinate the USA reaction to such meddling. (more...)
Vermilion School Board Members' opinions split on teacher arrest Vermilion School Board Members' opinions split on teacher arrest
- January 10, 2018

Middle school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave called into question the $30,000 raise stipulated in superintendent Jermone Puyau's new contract, which she called a " slap in the face for teachers, cafeteria workers or any other support staff". (more...)
Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport
- January 10, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade said: "Residents downwind or close to the St Margarets fire should close their windows to prevent smoke entering your home". The fire services are working closely with the Irish Aviation Authority as they use drones to help direct their resources. (more...)
North Korea, South Korea agree to hold talks to ease military tensions North Korea, South Korea agree to hold talks to ease military tensions
- January 10, 2018

Much anticipated talks between North and South Korea have wrapped up and are being described as a major diplomatic breakthrough . Looking businesslike, the South Korean Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-gyon and the North's chief delegate, Ri Son-gwon, shook hands at the entrance to the building and again across the negotiating table. (more...)
Austin church leader tied to embattled Memphis pastor placed on leave Austin church leader tied to embattled Memphis pastor placed on leave
- January 10, 2018

In a phone interview with the New York Times , Woodson said she was disgusted by Savage's comments during the service, explaining it had never been "dealt with" because the incident was never reported to the authorities. "I support him in great confidence", said Conlee. "You have to take this to the grave with you.' He said that several times ". I could not see the main road anymore, from which he turned. (more...)
Former GOP lawmaker kills himself amid sexual abuse probe Former GOP lawmaker kills himself amid sexual abuse probe
- January 10, 2018

Idaho state lawmakers underwent sexual harassment training on Tuesday after a representative launched a letter cosigned by more than a dozen other politicians requesting it be mandatory. "This serves as a reminder to all of us that we should cherish and support those who are close to us when they are struggling", Bedke said. The House chaplain led a prayer. (more...)
Journalist Taha Siddiqui assaulted, 'narrowly escapes' abduction bid Journalist Taha Siddiqui assaulted, 'narrowly escapes' abduction bid
- January 10, 2018

The journalist says he is now "safe with police", who are investigating. "Looking for support in any way possible #StopEnforcedDisappearances ", wrote Siddiqui in a tweet posted on a fellow journalist's account. In 2016, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said in its report that Pakistan was fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and came behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq. (more...)
1 killed as anti-austerity protests erupt in Tunisia 1 killed as anti-austerity protests erupt in Tunisia
- January 10, 2018

Protests erupted in more than 10 towns across Tunisia against price and tax increases imposed by the government to reduce a ballooning deficit and an economic crisis. "What happened had nothing to do with democracy and protests against price hikes". In a statement on Tuesday, ministry spokesman Khelifa Chibani said the suspects were rounded up after clashes that broke out in several areas in the country on Monday. (more...)

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