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May sacked Justine Greening for 'aiding Corbyn' by risking electoral SABOTAGE
- January 13, 2018

Mr Timothy, who left Number 10 after being blamed for the Tories' lacklustre election campaign previous year, said Ms Greening had never dissented in public from Ms May's proposals to allow new grammars and increase sponsorship of state schools by universities, private schools and the Catholic Church. (more...)
Human Rights Watch:Trump Administration Blackmail Palestinian by its fund to UNRWA Human Rights Watch:Trump Administration Blackmail Palestinian by its fund to UNRWA
- January 13, 2018

The Axios news website, citing three unnamed Western diplomats, said on Friday that the sum - a third of the annual USA donation to the UNRWA which was expected to be delivered on Monday - was frozen until the White House finishes its review of aid to the PA. (more...)
Kolkata: BJP cancels motorcycle rally after 'attack' by Trinamool workers Kolkata: BJP cancels motorcycle rally after 'attack' by Trinamool workers
- January 13, 2018

The BJP has chose to put on hold the BJYM's motorcycle rally that started in Contai, in the southern part of the state, and was scheduled to end on January 18 in Coochbehar in the north. Notably, the Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal government had earlier rejected the state police administration on Monday. The court directed that the rally would move in an orderly fashion and the organisers would inform the administration at least half an hour before reaching any place to ensure proper ... (more...)
Iran drug law change could spare thousands on death row Iran drug law change could spare thousands on death row
- January 13, 2018

Iran has lifted the death penalty for certain non-violent drug offences, relaxing some of the world's harshest laws on drug crimes and likely sparing the lives of thousands of death row inmates. Human rights group Amnesty International also welcomed the news, but said it would like to see further progress. When the UN was founded only eight countries had taken the death penalty out of their laws while the figure is now 99, and only five states now execute more than 25 people per year - China, ... (more...)
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi
- January 13, 2018

After Gujarat, video wars on social media have broken out between the BJP and the Congress in battleground Karnataka. (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Yogi Adityanath is also raising the same issue. Ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka this year, a Siddaramaiah-led Congress delegation from Karnataka met Rahul Gandhi at his residence earlier in the day. (more...)
Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave 'innocent civilians' Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave 'innocent civilians'
- January 13, 2018

As of December 2017, an estimated 6,55,000 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh to avoid the persecution from the security forces that started in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August a year ago. ARSA, the Rohingya militant group, "wholeheartedly" welcomed the army's admission saying it validated the wider allegations of abuses including a campaign of rape and murder and the systematic torching of villages. (more...)
UAE denies violation of Qatari airspace UAE denies violation of Qatari airspace
- January 13, 2018

Tensions have escalated in the Gulf since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Doha for its role in supporting extremists. Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Qatar's United Nations representative, submitted a letter of complaint to Antonio Guterres, the organisation's secretary-general, in light of UAE's repeated infringement upon Qatar's sovereignty, the statement noted. (more...)
New York State Police launches aerial drone program New York State Police launches aerial drone program
- January 13, 2018

Beach II. In addition, the pilotless aircraft can also be used in risky situations and environments, including natural disasters, keeping law enforcement personnel out of harm's way, according to the announcement. An additional 14 drones will be deployed throughout the state by 2018, officials added. The foundation was established to assist the state police advancing training, safety education, special public and professional services and programs and police technology in NY. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn brings Brexit rebel Clive Lewis back to the front benches Jeremy Corbyn brings Brexit rebel Clive Lewis back to the front benches
- January 13, 2018

The 30-year-old has been a vocal critic of government welfare policies. He is now returning to Corbyn's top team, albeit in a more junior role, as shadow minister for the treasury. Clive Lewis apologised after telling someone to get "on your knees bitch" at a Momentum conference. Labour leader Corbyn praised the MP for his work, particularly relating to the Grenfell Tower disaster. (more...)
Catherine Deneuve defends men's right to 'seduce', denounces #MeToo campaign Catherine Deneuve defends men's right to 'seduce', denounces #MeToo campaign
- January 13, 2018

The letter, dated Monday, was written in French and translated here by The New York Times . They address the need to expose the power behind certain acts and believe "the Harvey Weinstein scandal sparked a legitimate awakening about the sexual violence that women are subjected to, particularly in their professional lives, where some men abuse their power". (more...)
Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash
- January 13, 2018

Meanwhile, search and cleanup efforts have been hampered by fierce fires and poisonous gases that have completely consumed the tanker and surrounding waters, CCTV reported. It is the second crash by an Iranian oil tanker to take place in 18 months, after an Iranian supertanker crashed with a container ship in the Singapore Strait back in July 2016. (more...)
President signs Tsongas' fentanyl trafficking legislation President signs Tsongas' fentanyl trafficking legislation
- January 13, 2018

According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), fentanyl is manufactured in China but enters US territory across the borders with Mexico and Canada, where the drug arrives by postal mail and in very small quantities, making it very hard to detect. (more...)
Trump cryptic about contacts with N Korea's Kim Trump cryptic about contacts with N Korea's Kim
- January 13, 2018

Now, the North Korean leader is of course interested in cooling the situation down, he went on. "Approximately nine mining carts are present at the West Portal, and there appear to be new rails on top of the spoil pile", 38North experts said in a report . (more...)
Barty books all-Aussie semifinal against Gavrilova, clears Strycova in Sydney Barty books all-Aussie semifinal against Gavrilova, clears Strycova in Sydney
- January 13, 2018

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates after match point against Angelique Kerber of Germany (not pictured) on day two of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Ashleigh Barty eased through her quarterfinal clash against Barbora Strycova in straight sets, setting up an all-Australian battle against Daria Gavrilova. (more...)
Is Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) Providing Enough Return For Investors?
- January 13, 2018

About 724 shares traded. To adjust for differences in capital structure we'll use EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI) as measures of profitability and return ., compared to an EBITDA margin of 21.65% for Stryker Corporation ( SYK ). (more...)
Bank of America Corp (BAC) Stake Increased by Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc
- January 13, 2018

King Luther Capital Mgmt Corp reported 6.64M shares. Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Bank of America Corporation and for the current quarter 22 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.44/share. (more...)
'Seismic drop': Brexit clobbers City jobs as vacancies fall 37% 'Seismic drop': Brexit clobbers City jobs as vacancies fall 37%
- January 13, 2018

A number of MPs are arguing for a second public vote on the terms of the exit deal. Earlier that day, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan published a report that estimates the possible cost of Brexit to the tune of €56bn and 500,000 jobs by 2030. (more...)
Tamil Nadu transport workers call off strike, to resume duties from tomorrow Tamil Nadu transport workers call off strike, to resume duties from tomorrow
- January 13, 2018

The Madras High Court had on Monday refused to lift its January 5 interim order restraining the employees from taking recourse to strike. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanisamy has asked the transport unions to withdraw strike and report to work immediately. (more...)
Singapore Airlines says options open on Air India disinvestment Singapore Airlines says options open on Air India disinvestment
- January 13, 2018

JV Vistara and Jet Airways , in which Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has 24% stake, can now bid for the airline after this amendment. Among the "disastrous decisions", Sen listed the "hasty merger" of Indian Airlines and Air India and "forcible procurement" of a huge fleet of aircraft from foreign companies through direct purchase at an in-opportune time thereby imposing on the company an "unbearable burden of indebtedness leading to loss". (more...)
Mir Abdul Qadus Bizenjo elected as CM Balochistan Mir Abdul Qadus Bizenjo elected as CM Balochistan
- January 13, 2018

The contest was held between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate Bizenjo, who secured 41 out of the total 51 cast votes, and Pashtunkhuwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) member Agha Syed Liaqat Ali, who bagged 13 votes. The PML-Q has five members in the assemly, while Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) eight, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) two, Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen, Awami National Party and BNP-Awami one each. (more...)

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