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Dem Schachtner beats Jarchow to take Senate seat Dem Schachtner beats Jarchow to take Senate seat
- January 18, 2018

It wasn't enough, even in a district that lost by 6 points in 2012 and lost by 17 to Trump. Even John McCain came close to winning the district during the 2008 presidential election, though Barack Obama managed to win Wisconsin without difficulty. (more...)
Qatari royal member leaves after 'detention' in UAE Qatari royal member leaves after 'detention' in UAE
- January 18, 2018

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority called Monday's alleged Qatari interception "a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation and a clear violation of global laws and conventions". What's behind Middle East diplomatic freeze? The Speaker of the Advisory Council of Qatar , for his part, highlighted dialogues as the way to settle disputes between countries, and slammed certain countries' inclination toward military aggression and violence. (more...)
Another North Korean defense official reportedly executed Another North Korean defense official reportedly executed
- January 18, 2018

BRITAIN must " step up " urgently to deal with the threat posed by North Korea , the Defence Secretary has warned as the Government accuses the rogue state of the " WannaCry " cyber attack that paralysed the NHS. The vessels are accused of "conducting illegal ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels or illegally transporting North Korean coal to other countries for exports", the United States said in its proposal. (more...)
Schools closed as BSF Jawan, minor girl killed in Pak firing Schools closed as BSF Jawan, minor girl killed in Pak firing
- January 18, 2018

Shells fired by Pakistan landed in Arnia belt and hit several villages as well. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) here on Wednesday night. DG BSF K K Sharma on Thursday paying tributes to head constable A Suresh at BSF headquarters at Paloura. The soldier from Tamil Nadu is survived by a 13-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. (more...)
Kerwin Roach scores 20 as Texas beats No 8 Texas Tech Kerwin Roach scores 20 as Texas beats No 8 Texas Tech
- January 18, 2018

Smith leads in rebounds with 4.6 while Evans tops in assists with 3.4 per game. The Texas Tech Department of Athletics has a written event management policy which was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of the visiting team game participants. (more...)
Divers Discover the World's Longest Underwater Cave Outside Tulum, Mexico Divers Discover the World's Longest Underwater Cave Outside Tulum, Mexico
- January 18, 2018

The cave system will now be known as Sistema Sac Actun. Numerous caves in the Yucatán were actually above sea level and dry at one time. The world's largest underwater cave system has recently been found by researchers of the Gran Acuifero Maya project during their exploration of the underwater area in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. (more...)
Interpol must bring Mugabe allies back, urges new president Emmerson Mnangagwa Interpol must bring Mugabe allies back, urges new president Emmerson Mnangagwa
- January 18, 2018

General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office at the presidential office in Harare , pledging to "obey, uphold and defend the constitution" of the country, according to an AFP journalist who witnessed the ceremony. Commenting on appointment of military officers to the cabinet, and Chiwenga as vice president, Eldred Masunungure, a Zimbabwe-based political analyst, argued that the military had become a salient factor in Zimbabwe's politics. (more...)
Mother of captive kids 'perplexed' by deputies Mother of captive kids 'perplexed' by deputies
- January 18, 2018

Their grandmother, said the entire family would go on vacation together and had yearly passes to Disneyland. "The long-term needs of these kids are going to be the psychological and psychiatric needs due to the prolonged periods of starvation and maltreatment", said Sophia Grant, medical director of the child abuse unit at Riverside University Health System. (more...)
Belgium allocates $23 million to UNRWA Belgium allocates $23 million to UNRWA
- January 18, 2018

UNRWA supports some five million Palestinian in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. The US on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a United Nations agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding. (more...)
U.S. weighs 'fine' on China for IP theft U.S. weighs 'fine' on China for IP theft
- January 18, 2018

The comments come amid a trade investigation initiated by Trump into accusations of intellectual property theft. The president also said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had not discussed China's plans with regard to purchases of U.S. Asked about the potential for a trade war depending on USA action over steel, aluminum and solar panels, Trump said he hoped a trade war would not ensue. (more...)
Homeland security to work with states on alerts Homeland security to work with states on alerts
- January 18, 2018

Notably, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , a committee member, attended an immigration meeting at the White House last week, during which he alleges Trump used the word "s-hole" to describe African countries. "I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago", Nielsen said. Sen. Cory Booker , D-N.J., delivered a ringing criticism of Nielsen and others who have said they don't recall hearing Trump's inflammatory comment during the meeting. (more...)
Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death Widow of Eagles guitarist Frey sues NYC hospital for wrongful death
- January 18, 2018

Frey died in January 2016 at age 67 of complications from ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis, the band said. Cindy Frey's lawyer, Eric Turkewitz, declined to comment. according to a new suit filed by his widow. Glenn Frey was a co-founder of The Eagles in 1971 and collaborated with drummer Don Henley on many of its biggest hits, with Frey taking lead vocals on such songs as "Take It Easy, ' "Lyin" Eyes" and 'Heartache Tonight'. (more...)
Gerard Pique agrees long-term Barcelona contract until 2022 Gerard Pique agrees long-term Barcelona contract until 2022
- January 18, 2018

Pique's new deal contains the highest release clause of any Barca player behind Lionel Messi, who signed a contract last November that includes a Euro 700m buyout option. Pique developed at Barca's famed La Masia academy and has played 421 games, winning a staggering 25 trophies. Pique left Barca for Manchester in 2004, but was brought back in a bargain £5 million deal four years later. (more...)
AL Student Posts Videos On MLK Day Saying She 'Fu**ing' Hates Ni****s' AL Student Posts Videos On MLK Day Saying She 'Fu**ing' Hates Ni****s'
- January 18, 2018

According to the Daily News , the video was a response to someone who outed her for saying that she loves to "act like I love black people because I fucking hate n--rs" in an earlier video. Barber didn't think this was the best idea, explaining that being in the sorority was her dream. "There's just no excuse for what I did". "I did something really, really bad", she said in an interview with the New York Post . (more...)
Rival Koreas will march under a unified flag at Olympic games Rival Koreas will march under a unified flag at Olympic games
- January 18, 2018

The two Koreas have previously sent joint teams to major global sports events twice, both in 1991. On Saturday, delegates from both Koreas will meet with International Olympic Committee officials at the body's headquarters in Lausanne on Saturday to finalise the arrangements. (more...)
Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota
- January 18, 2018

The Mower County Sheriffs Office that the semi driver was trying to avoid hitting a vehicle that was turning into the school property from Highway 218. Your child will be checked by a first responder as a precaution. "It could have been a lot worse". A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY said in an email the government has not determined if it would seek the death penalty for Saipov, though following the attacks President Donald Trump tweeted that ... (more...)
Cape Town to implement tighter water restrictions Cape Town to implement tighter water restrictions
- January 18, 2018

The drought-stricken South African city of Cape Town has brought forward the date when it may cut water supplies to residents by one day to April 21, figures posted on its website show. Mayor Patricia de Lille has warned that if rains do not materialise and drastic consumption reductions are not achieved the normal water supply will be shut off. (more...)
Four oil slicks seen, says China — Sunken tanker Sanchi Four oil slicks seen, says China — Sunken tanker Sanchi
- January 18, 2018

It sank on Sunday after a new and massive fire erupted, sending a cloud of black smoke as high as 1km above the East China Sea. The bodies of only three of the 32 crew members - 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis - have been found. Officials are calling it "the worst oil spill disaster in decades" and comparing it to a tanker spill in 1991, when 260,000 tonnes of oil leaked off the East African coast of Angola. (more...)
Vistaprint apologizes after same-sex couple's wedding order contained hateful pamphlets Vistaprint apologizes after same-sex couple's wedding order contained hateful pamphlets
- January 18, 2018

Andrew Borg and Stephen Heasley said the pamphlets were discriminatory, and meant to intimidate them due to their sexual orientation. But when they opened the box, according to court papers, they instead discovered Vistaprint shipped them "approximately 80 copies of a discriminatory pamphlet entitled Understanding Temptation: Fight the Good Fight of the Faith ". (more...)
Government fears legal challenges after repeal of Eighth Amendment Government fears legal challenges after repeal of Eighth Amendment
- January 18, 2018

Last December, a report by a specially convened Oireachtas committee found that Article 40.3.3 was not fit for objective and called for it to be repealed. He said that some people, himself included, have changed their views on this issue over the years. He said that 28 women from Offaly made that journey in that time. (more...)

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