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IDF confirms: Hamas terror tunnel that threatened Israel destroyed IDF confirms: Hamas terror tunnel that threatened Israel destroyed
- January 14, 2018

In a statement, the Palestinian Interior Ministry said the fisherman had been shot by Egyptian army forces. "Hamas must understand that we will not allow these attacks to continue and that we will respond with even greater force", he told reporters before boarding a flight to India. (more...)
Bushfire warning: Homes under threat near Newcastle Airport Bushfire warning: Homes under threat near Newcastle Airport
- January 14, 2018

The fire is moving east towards Newcastle Airport, with residents in Barry Close, Cabbage Tree Road, and Masonite Rd advised to shelter in place as it is too late to leave. Mr Fitzsimmons said strong southerly winds were going to be an issue for firefighters in Tomago on Sunday. "Airport management are urging passengers to follow the advice of local emergency authorities and avoid all non-essential travel to the area", it said in a statement. (more...)
Ford Ranger Arrives in Dealerships Early Next Year Ford Ranger Arrives in Dealerships Early Next Year
- January 14, 2018

For the US market, designers wanted to give the Ranger more of a "Ford Tough" look, explained Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president for Global Operations. The company is leaning on its reputation for trucks for the North American relaunch of a truck it once sold hundreds of thousands of. It consists of Ford's turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol engine - with a forged crankshaft and forged connecting rods for durability - paired with Ford's proven 10-speed automatic transmission . (more...)
Colombia withdraws top negotiator from talks with ELN Colombia withdraws top negotiator from talks with ELN
- January 14, 2018

In a series of tweets posted to her account, Cordoba offered to broker the negotiations between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army or ELN . The ceasefire talks broke down yesterday when president Manuel Santos called his lead negotiator back to Colombia after receiving word that members of the ELN allegedly attacked the state's oil company, Colombian Petrol in the departments of Boyaca and Arauca. (more...)
No trip to London because of embassy choice No trip to London because of embassy choice
- January 14, 2018

President Trump criticised the Obama Administration for the sale of the original embassy, despite the fact that the move was planned in 2008, whilst George W Bush was still President. Woody Johnson, Trump's appointed US ambassador to Britain, told reporters last month that moving to the new site at Nine Elms reflected "the global outlook of the USA going forward in the 21st century: rather looking out, than looking in". (more...)
Mets Sign Adrian Gonzalez Mets Sign Adrian Gonzalez
- January 14, 2018

He's unfortunately a shell of his old self both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, so his upside isn't exactly promising. A five-time All-Star best known for his time with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers , the 35-year-old played in just 71 games for the Dodgers last season and missed their postseason run due to back problems. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt clings to life two days after life support switched off Jessica Falkholt clings to life two days after life support switched off
- January 14, 2018

Falkholt, 28, remains fighting for her life following the auto crash that claimed the lives of her parents and sister on Boxing Day. Tributes have poured in for the former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt who sadly died on Thursday. (more...)
Paul Manafort Sued By Russian Oligarch's Company Over Business Deal
- January 14, 2018

The legal action is another headache for the two men, who are already under criminal indictment by Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is investigating possible co-ordination between Mr Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation. Surf Horizon is asking $1.1 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages. Lawyers for Manafort and Gates could not immediately be reached for comment. (more...)
20-year-old scoops fourth largest lottery jackpot in USA history 20-year-old scoops fourth largest lottery jackpot in USA history
- January 14, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot swelled to impressive heights ahead of Missler's win, in part because of a recent rule change that makes winning the jackpot more hard. He opted to receive a one-time payment of $282m, instead of the full amount over a longer period of time. Like most winners, Missler chose to accept his winnings in a lump sum. (more...)
BJP says Congress trying to politicise internal issues of the judiciary BJP says Congress trying to politicise internal issues of the judiciary
- January 14, 2018

Senior BJP leader and former Minister of Finance Yashwant Sinha on Saturday held a press conference at his Noida residence on the current judicial crisis. Sinha asked, replying himself: "Someone whose case has gone to the Supreme Court". Notably, the topmost priority complaint in the list of accusations made by the four SC judges pertained to the death of Justice Loya, who died when he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case of 2005. (more...)
First Indictments Issued in Clinton Uranium One Russian Bribery Case First Indictments Issued in Clinton Uranium One Russian Bribery Case
- January 14, 2018

The crimes stem from an alleged scheme orchestrated to bribe officials from a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned energy company Rosatom. In addition, Lambert has been charged with 10 more counts, including money laundering and electronic fraud. (more...)
SC goes on road for big win over Georgia SC goes on road for big win over Georgia
- January 14, 2018

Booker scored 17 and SC withstood Georgia's strong second-half start to beat the Bulldogs 64-57 on Saturday. SC (11-6, 2-3) posted the first points of the game and Maten immediately answered with a jumper. Georgia still leads the all-time series 58-53. SC pushed past the Bulldogs to regain the advantage. Twice during the game, Parker went up for a shot and made it as a SC defender slammed into him. (more...)
Trump to approve 'significantly flawed' Iran nuclear deal for last time Trump to approve 'significantly flawed' Iran nuclear deal for last time
- January 14, 2018

They did not immediately react to Trump's demand on January 12 that they help come up with a stronger agreement. He also called on Iran to stay calm and continue to fulfil obligations under the deal. The Treasury Department also announced 14 new sanctions designations on Iran, including against entities in its aviation sector, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps cyber units and the head of Iran's judiciary. (more...)
Cate Blanchett named 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury president Cate Blanchett named 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury president
- January 14, 2018

Pierre Lescure , Festival de Cannes President and Thierry Fremaux, General Delegate, added: "We are delighted to welcome such a rare and unique artist whose talent and convictions enrich both screen and stage". 'But never exclusively for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours'. "Our conversations this autumn convince us she will be a committed president, and a passionate and generous spectator". (more...)
Manafort sues, calling Mueller actions rogue
- January 14, 2018

Trump's associates and Russian election interference. A Justice Department spokeswoman called the lawsuit "frivolous", but noted that Manafort "is entitled to file whatever he wants", Politico reported . The crux of the complaint revolves around the Justice Department regulations that created the special counsel post . While Mueller's appointment order lets him pursue "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation", his prosecutors improperly built a case ... (more...)
Iran Rejects Trump's Demands to Change 2015 Nuclear Deal Iran Rejects Trump's Demands to Change 2015 Nuclear Deal
- January 14, 2018

Officials from major world powers and Iran meet roughly every three to four months to assess implementation of the deal, which is monitored by the world's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. Washington also imposed sanctions on the head of Iran's judiciary and others. As with immigration, the president has thrown the proverbial ball back into Congress's lap, hoping to obtain from the legislators a bill requiring a rewrite of the deal before he must certify again. (more...)
Chinese FM Wang Yi begins Africa trip in Rwanda Chinese FM Wang Yi begins Africa trip in Rwanda
- January 14, 2018

He also hailed the good bilateral relations marked by long-time mutual trust, understanding and support. His first foreign visit of the year, Wang wants to strengthen ties with the continent. While talks focused on continental issues, Rwanda put its development agenda on the table. China supports Angola in pursuing a development path that suits its own conditions, promoting its economic diversification strategy and enhancing its self-development capacity, Wang said. (more...)
Iranian oil tanker rocked by explosion off China, rescue efforts suspended Iranian oil tanker rocked by explosion off China, rescue efforts suspended
- January 14, 2018

The ship, which has been burning for nearly a week since it collided with another vessel on Saturday night, was about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of Amami Oshima island as of Thursday afternoon, a coast guard spokesman said. Experts are especially anxious because the ship is carrying condensate, an ultralight version of crude oil. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez was carrying 1.26 million barrels of crude oil when it spilled 260,000 barrels into Prince William Sound off Alaska in 1989. (more...)
European Union top lawyer says Romania must accept gay partners
- January 14, 2018

He added that all EU governments have a responsibility to uphold the rights of their citizens regardless of their sexual orientation, and that by refusing to grant residency to a spouse on these grounds was against the fundamental policies of the Union. (more...)
Kerber wins eighth straight match to advance to Sydney finals Kerber wins eighth straight match to advance to Sydney finals
- January 14, 2018

I'm trying to do my best on court and win as many matches before going to Melbourne. Barty, who has also played professional cricket, was not at her best in blustery conditions however she did just enough to edge her compatriot and was please with the composure she showed under the circumstances. (more...)

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