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Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash
- January 20, 2018

At least 11 people were killed and 46 injured after a bus carrying passengers bound for a ski trip crashed in Eskisehir province of Turkey on Saturday, AP reported. The driver and his assistant, who both sustained minor injuries, were taken into custody as part of the probe. Turkey has a poor track record in road safety, with more than a million accidents in 2016 and 7,300 deaths, according to official statistics, the AFP news agency reports. (more...)
Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar
- January 20, 2018

Stephen Paddock , the 64-year-old who police believe acted alone in the shooting, had purchased 29 firearms between 1982 and 2016, according to the report, but then bought almost twice that many between October 2016 and September 2017, according to the report. (more...)
Trump to host gala marking anniversary of inauguration at Mar-a-Lago Trump to host gala marking anniversary of inauguration at Mar-a-Lago
- January 20, 2018

As of Thursday night, the odds of the Senate easily passing the spending bill passed by the House on Thursday looked poor. For another $150,000 a pair, deep-pocketed donors can join a roundtable discussion with the commander-in-chief. on Friday. The Federal Government officially shut-down at midnight Friday night, and now lawmakers are all pointing fingers. Democrats demanded an immigration measure be added to the funding bill to protect a large group of young, undocumented immigrants ... (more...)
Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That' Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That'
- January 20, 2018

Presidents don't typically sit for cognitive assessments during their periodic physical exams. Under repeated questioning at the White House that lasted an hour, Jackson said he had no concerns about Trump's physical, mental, or emotional ability to do the job. (more...)
Macron says 'special' United Kingdom deal possible Macron says 'special' United Kingdom deal possible
- January 20, 2018

He said the United Kingdom could not cherry-pick the elements it liked. British politicians including Jeremy Corbyn have called for the United Kingdom to retain "full access" to the Single Market, which Theresa May's Government is committed to leaving. (more...)
GOP Senators Think Trump Said 'Shithouse' Not 'Shithole' GOP Senators Think Trump Said 'Shithouse' Not 'Shithole'
- January 20, 2018

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Trump had deemed Haiti, El Salvador and the whole of Africa "s***hole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration with six senators. "I haven't heard any of those six sources other than Senator Durbin talk about what was said". "But second, I've known Dick Durbin for 35 years, he was my roommate for 20 years...he is one of the most honorable people I've met". (more...)
United Nations chief: Iran deal must be preserved United Nations chief: Iran deal must be preserved
- January 20, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement", according to Reuters . Trump agreed to waive sanctions on the Islamic Republic in mid-January as part of the 2015 nuclear pact, but pledged that this time it was the country's "last chance", threatening a USA walkout. (more...)
Van Persie returns home to Feyenoord Van Persie returns home to Feyenoord
- January 20, 2018

The former Dutch worldwide as well as Manchester United and Arsenal (England) ex-forward had started his professional football career at Feyenoord, where he played from 2001 to 2004. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side now sit fifth in the Dutch top-flight, 14 points adrift of leaders PSV. Van Persie would go on to score 21 goals in 76 matches across all competitions for the club before moving to Arsenal in the summer of 2004, where he would spend the next eight seasons, arriving just after ... (more...)
Two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna rescued Two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna rescued
- January 20, 2018

Reports had specifically said they were kidnapped along Jere-Kagarko Road in Kaduna State . He said "One suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction of the four expatriates". One of them is female. The highly authoritative newspaper said a senior police officer informed it that the victims were rescued around 7.30am on Saturday in fairly good conditions and had been handed over to American Embassy in Abuja for medical attention. (more...)
China says U.S. warship violated sovereignty in South China Sea China says U.S. warship violated sovereignty in South China Sea
- January 20, 2018

The incident took place Wednesday, two days before Defense Secretary Jim Mattis unveiled a new strategy calling China and Russian Federation the biggest threats to the US, not terrorism. China, which has been reinforcing its hold on the disputed SCS with military installations in the shoals and reclaimed islands, claims sovereignty over nearly all of it. (more...)
CFPB to seek public comments on regulations CFPB to seek public comments on regulations
- January 20, 2018

So when the rules were finalized past year, the bureau estimated that loan volume in the payday lending industry could fall by roughly two-thirds, with most of the decline coming from repeat loans no longer being renewed. His control is facing a legal challenge from CFPB deputy director Leandra English. "It is a troubling move from a man who is clearly hellbent on dismantling the agency he has been tasked with overseeing when he should be fulfilling its mission to protect consumers and hold ... (more...)
Transcript: Trump dossier initially focused on real estate Transcript: Trump dossier initially focused on real estate
- January 20, 2018

Testimony from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson alleges that President Donald Trump, shown with Russian President Vladimir Putin, had ties to the Russian mafia during his real estate development days. Mudd was responding to allegations that Simpson made during a November 14 interview before the House Intelligence Committee about Donald Trump's business dealings with Russians. (more...)
House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill
- January 20, 2018

Schumer noted he and the president covered all the "major outstanding issues" holding up the funding bill, including immigration and other priorities such as disaster relief, but he said no deal was made. "We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands", the statement said after the funding legislation failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle. (more...)
Canadian government issues travel warning to Jamaica Canadian government issues travel warning to Jamaica
- January 20, 2018

The British tourists were warned to stay inside their resorts in Jamaica , BBC reports. Last year, 335 murders were recorded in St. James, which is twice as many as any of the other 13 administrative parishes in the country. "Effective communications will occur by order and in accordance with the emergence powers regulations". The advisory also includes Montego Bay . Four gunmen, wielding AK-47 assault rifles, targeted the vehicle, killing the driver and injuring the other men. (more...)
Pak needs to change its mindset on terrorism: India at UNSC meet Pak needs to change its mindset on terrorism: India at UNSC meet
- January 20, 2018

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would suspend $1.9 billion in aid to Pakistan until Islamabad took "decisive action" against the Afghan Taliban and the Afghan insurgent group known as the Haqqani network. "We have even seen certain countries pursue counterproductive strategies that provide support to the Taliban in the name of countering ISIS". "These mindsets differentiate between "good" and bad terrorists", he said. (more...)
KCG Holdings Inc. Invests $1929000 in Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN)
- January 20, 2018

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.80 million activity. The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation have a median target of $113, with a high estimate of $125 and a low estimate of $90. (more...)
USS Fitzgerald arrives in MS for repairs from fatal collision USS Fitzgerald arrives in MS for repairs from fatal collision
- January 20, 2018

The Navy has been reeling from tough questions arising from the two collisions. Navy investigations found that the crashes of the USS Fitzgerald and John S. McCain crewmembers. When the danger was finally identified, the officer of the deck froze, giving an order and then retracting it as danger rapidly approached. (more...)
Big Crowds Expected At Women's Marches In Vegas And Reno Big Crowds Expected At Women's Marches In Vegas And Reno
- January 20, 2018

Along with hundreds of gatherings today and Sunday across the US and in places such as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Nairobi, Kenya, a rally Sunday in Las Vegas will kick off an effort to register 1 million voters and target swing states in the midterm elections. (more...)
Supreme Court assigns Judge BH Loya case as per roster Supreme Court assigns Judge BH Loya case as per roster
- January 20, 2018

The bench had directed the Maharashtra government, which submitted details on the case in a sealed envelope, to make its contents public to the petitioners as it is "a matter where they should see everything". Posting this case before Justice Arun Mishra's bench was apparently the trigger that had led the four senior-most judges to come out openly against the Chief Justice of India. (more...)
ABVP member hacked to death by unidentified gang in Kerala ABVP member hacked to death by unidentified gang in Kerala
- January 20, 2018

A group of masked men, who came in a black vehicle, attacked Shyam Prasad with sharp weapons. The chasing assailants caught him on the verandah of the house and hacked him with sharp weapons, the police said. BJP leadership alleged that the Islamic-Jehadi extremists are behind the murder and there should be strong protest against it. The party members have, however, chose to exempt vehicles from the hartal . (more...)

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