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Vermont senate passes marijuana legalization bill Vermont senate passes marijuana legalization bill
- January 10, 2018

Phil Scott has indicated he will sign the measure into law later this month. Earlier this week the House passed the bill by an 81-63 vote, after far lengthier debate. "With the way this bill is written, having a few plants, there's nothing that the feds could do even if they wanted to". Some legalization advocates are already pushing lawmakers to pass a law to regulate the sale of marijuana. (more...)
Myanmar's Rohingya Children Trapped, Deprived, Forgotten Myanmar's Rohingya Children Trapped, Deprived, Forgotten
- January 10, 2018

He was one of several Rohingya leaders from across the US who participated in a panel discussion in Washington D.C. on the situation in northern Rakhine state and were part of a delegation that met on Capitol Hill. "We have long worked to promote more equitable and inclusive access for all children across Rakhine and Myanmar, and we stand by our principle that a child is a child and every child in need deserves help". (more...)
Ethiopia passes Bill banning Child Adoption by Foreigners Ethiopia passes Bill banning Child Adoption by Foreigners
- January 10, 2018

Angela Jolie famously adopted daughter, Zahara from Ethiopia in 2005. The couple were also found guilty of the assault of a younger boy they had adopted from Ethiopia. However, there has been a fierce debate about Ethiopian adoptions since Hana Williams, an adopted 13-year-old Ethiopian girl, died of hypothermia in the US state of Washington in May 2011. (more...)
Unexplained illnesses affecting Canadian diplomats in Cuba a mystery Unexplained illnesses affecting Canadian diplomats in Cuba a mystery
- January 10, 2018

In August, at least 16 Americans, including diplomats and family members, had been treated, but the attacks appeared to have stopped - with the USA and Cuban governments equally confused as to what was happening. One potential factor for the health problems the officials said they have ruled out? Coronel Ramiro Ramirez, head of the Cuban security detail responsible for the protection of diplomats on the Caribbean island, previously explained that such an acoustic weapon, even if employed by ... (more...)
President Buhari to visit Abia State President Buhari to visit Abia State
- January 10, 2018

Addressing mammoth crowd at the Umuahia township stadium, National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun said President Mohammadu Buhari had done in years of his administration what the PDP could not do for the zone in 16 years, saying Enugu, Port Harcourt and Enugu, Onitsha expressways which were dilapidated for many years were already receiving attention from the present administration. (more...)
Tragedy as young girl takes her own life after vile online bullying Tragedy as young girl takes her own life after vile online bullying
- January 10, 2018

He did not reveal details of the bullying but appealed to those responsible to attend a memorial service for her in their home town of Katherine in outback central Australia. "This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our lovely angel had traveled to". Akubra Hats has also posted a moving tribute, which has been shared more than 11,000 times, honouring the girl who was the face of their past Christmas advertisements. (more...)
Mpumalanga police search for rape suspect with severely injured penis Mpumalanga police search for rape suspect with severely injured penis
- January 10, 2018

The woman and her child were hitch-hiking to a clinic in the north eastern province of Mpumalanga, near a plantation outside the small town of White River. According to Africa Check (via the BBC ) more than 100 rapes were reported every day during 2016 and 2017, amounting to almost 40,000 incidents. However, the number had decreased slightly from the year before, when 41,503 rapes were recorded. (more...)
Turkey To Extend Euphrates Shield Operation In Syria's North Turkey To Extend Euphrates Shield Operation In Syria's North
- January 10, 2018

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday once again repeated his threat of invading the self-administered Kurdish region in northern Syria. Turkish military launched more than 576 attacks against Afrin canton in Rojava [Kurdish controlled areas in northern Syria] in 2017, according to Hawar News Agency. (more...)
Parineeti Chopra to play the lead in Akshay's Kesari Parineeti Chopra to play the lead in Akshay's Kesari
- January 10, 2018

Karan Johar took to social media to build up the mystery of who is going to be paired opposite Akshay and after a lot of speculation, revealed that Parineeti Chopra will be starring in the epic war film. "Need your best wishes as always (sic)". The film managed to make more than Rs. 200 crores at the box office and also starred Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade. (more...)
Syria claims to shooting down Israeli jet Syria claims to shooting down Israeli jet
- January 10, 2018

Damascus says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country, while the Tel Aviv regime's military carries out such sporadic strikes against Syrian government forces. The General Command meanwhile warned against risks posed by such aggressions and held the Israeli entity full responsible for their repercussions. It said Israel was "primarily" assisting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a ... (more...)
Carphone Warehouse fined £400000 for data breach Carphone Warehouse fined £400000 for data breach
- January 10, 2018

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for a series of "systemic failures" uncovered following a data breach in 2015 . Outsiders should not be getting to such systems in the first place. Since the attack in 2015 we have worked extensively with cyber security experts to improve and upgrade our security systems and processes. (more...)
Another California House Republican announces his retirement Another California House Republican announces his retirement
- January 10, 2018

This year, Democrats need to flip 24 seats over to their control to regain the House majority and many analysts expect more retirement announcements to come. One possibility was a rematch between Issa and Democrat Doug Applegate, who already announced his plans to run again, but who faces at least one other Democrat in a primary. (more...)
Trump is preparing for an interview with the Russian Federation probe Trump is preparing for an interview with the Russian Federation probe
- January 10, 2018

Clinton became the first sitting president ever questioned by prosecutors about his own conduct. So did Pete Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office. According to the anonymous source speaking to the Washington Post , Trump has no issues participating in such an interview, believing it will quiet claims of his campaign's involvement with Russian Federation. (more...)
It's Unclear How Oregon Could Block Federal Cannabis Crackdown It's Unclear How Oregon Could Block Federal Cannabis Crackdown
- January 10, 2018

In Nevada, where recreational use is legal, the business of marijuana is extremely profitable to many local areas. Along with Washington, D.C., 21 other states have approved the use of cannabis for medical use. "Honestly, I really don't see them doing it", said manager Lucas Gardner. Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke joined the list of people criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his stance on marijuana in a video released via Facebook. (more...)
Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower
- January 10, 2018

Trump's son Eric Trump tweeted about "a small electrical fire in a cooling tower" on the roof of the building and praised the FDNY for arriving "within minutes and did an incredible job". We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. Crews were called to President Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue at 6:58 a.m., according to fire officials. (more...)
Anti-Sikh Riots: SC to reopen earlier cases Anti-Sikh Riots: SC to reopen earlier cases
- January 10, 2018

It was of utmost importance to speed up the investigation and bring the guilty to books, Badal said. The top court held that the previous Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) had not carried out further probe into these 186 cases in which closure reports were filed, and directed that the fresh SIT would comprise of a former High Court judge and two police officers. (more...)
Trump Calls Feinstein's Release Of Dossier Firm Testimony 'Possibly Illegal' Trump Calls Feinstein's Release Of Dossier Firm Testimony 'Possibly Illegal'
- January 10, 2018

Ms. Feinstein, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the testimony of Glenn Simpson , Fusion GPS co-founder, on Tuesday to prove there was no political motivation behind the inquiry into Mr. Describing the California Senator as "sneaky", Trump called for Feinstein to face a primary challenge when seeking reelection this year. Feinstein, under a wave of criticism for the move, said Tuesday she wanted to release the testimony to "set the record straight". (more...)
Strong Earthquake in Caribbean Sea Triggers Tsunami Warning Strong Earthquake in Caribbean Sea Triggers Tsunami Warning
- January 10, 2018

Geological Survey. Tsunami sirens were heard going off along the coast of Belize shortly after the magnitude 7.6 quake hit northeast of Honduras. A tsunami adviory had been issued for the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. It was also lightly felt in Belize's capital, Belize City. It occurred about 6 miles below the surface. "We have reports that it was felt in the majority of the country, but we don't have reports of damage", said Lizandro Rosales, director of Honduras' contingencies ... (more...)
Police did not advise CM's chopper ride, says police chief Police did not advise CM's chopper ride, says police chief
- January 10, 2018

Pinarayi flew on board a chartered chopper on December 26 from Thrissur, where he was attending a Communist Party of India-Marxist meeting, to the state capital to meet a central team that had come from Delhi to study the damage caused by the cyclone Ockhi on November 30. (more...)
London shopkeeper dies after row over cigarette papers London shopkeeper dies after row over cigarette papers
- January 10, 2018

Mr Patel, from the Colindale area, was taken to hospital but died during the evening of Monday, 8 January. An Indian-origin shopkeeper was killed after he was punched for refusing to serve cigarette paper to under-age United Kingdom teenagers at his shop in north London . (more...)

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