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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspire Barcelona rout of Betis Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspire Barcelona rout of Betis
- January 22, 2018

Ivan Rakitic slotted in the opener and Messi hammered in a quick second from the edge of the box. He has 10 goals in his last eight matches in all competitions. Betis were all over the place at the back, and Barcelona made it 3-0 in the 69th minute when Luis Suarez volleyed a Rakitic cross into the back of the net as the Uruguay worldwide scored in his seventh straight league appearance. (more...)
Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Attack Victims Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Attack Victims
- January 22, 2018

A statement from the interior ministry put the blame on the Haqqani network, a group affiliated with the Taliban that is notorious for its attacks on urban targets. "We reiterate our strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations". Global Affairs Canada now recommends Canadians avoid all travel to Afghanistan "due to the unstable security situation, ongoing insurgency, terrorist attacks, the risk of kidnapping and a high crime rate". (more...)
Macedonia is ours, insist Greeks in dispute over country's name Macedonia is ours, insist Greeks in dispute over country's name
- January 22, 2018

Following the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. the United Nations was forced to to broker an agreement between the two countries, which in 1995 led to the naming of the Former Yugoslav... They are united against the use of the name " Macedonia " in a long-running row with Skopje. The rally was staged in front of the statue of Alexander the Great, the most famous ruler of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia . (more...)
Cuomo Says NY Will Reopen Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Despite Shutdown Cuomo Says NY Will Reopen Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Despite Shutdown
- January 22, 2018

The National Park Service says the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations". Cuomo said state will spend about $65,000 per day for the federal workers who operate the sites, explaining that the revenue gained more than offsets the costs. (more...)
Iran calls for end to Turkish offensive in Syria Iran calls for end to Turkish offensive in Syria
- January 22, 2018

There was no immediate comment from the United States on the offensive but ahead of its launch a senior State Department official had raised concerns it risked being harmful for security in the region. In mid-afternoon on Saturday the Turkish air strikes began, with plumes of smoke rising above Afrin. Washington had previously called on Ankara to refrain from launching a military incursion in Syria. (more...)
Private investigators say Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered Private investigators say Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered
- January 22, 2018

Their bodies were found in an upright seated position on the floor hanging from a railing next to an indoor pool inside their £5.2 million Toronto home. Private investigators now suspect the couple was killed by one or more assailants. . Sherman founded Apotex in 1974, and over the following decades became known as a ruthless businessman who shunned the limelight while revolutionizing the drug industry in Canada. (more...)
Charlotte Hornets get burned by the Miami Heat, 106-105
- January 22, 2018

Guys took ownership of it. It's really a learning experience with him. The back-to-back set on the road is the Heat's fourth of the season. One thing the Miami Heat was able to avoid as it has climbed the Eastern Conference standings over the past six weeks was back-to-back losses - despite injuries , shorthanded lineups or the rigors of a heavy travel schedule. (more...)
Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Qualifys for Winter Olympics Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Qualifys for Winter Olympics
- January 22, 2018

Pita Taufatofua, who captured global attention as the oiled and topless Tongan flagbearer at the Rio Olympics, has gone "to the end of the world" to qualify as Tonga's first Winter Olympian. "You've got to put your body through something really challenging". Taufatofua's journey to the Winter Olympics has been eventful, from using roller skis in South America to failed runs in eastern Europe. (more...)
Protests against bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu Protests against bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu
- January 22, 2018

Maintaining that the revised bus fare was still lower than in neighbouring States like Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, the government cited a variety of factors including frequent revision in diesel price, increased cost of new buses and spare parts, a ballooning wage bill, legal compensation and other expenses incurred by the government transport corporations to back its decision. (more...)
Grigor Dimitrov Victorious Against Nick Kyrgios In Blockbuster Affair Grigor Dimitrov Victorious Against Nick Kyrgios In Blockbuster Affair
- January 22, 2018

And after the match, Kyrgios revealed what he told Dimitrov at the net. The third seed had plenty to prove after a huge second-round fright from a qualifier, who pushed him to five sets. His serve, however, pulled him back from the brink, before at 2-2 he was given respite when Dimitrov lost focus and in turn, his serve. The latter had the chance to serve for the set in the decider, but she was broken and pushed deep into the third; the Spaniard wrapped it up in the 14th game of the stanza. (more...)
Freezing rain may lead to slippery Monday in Toronto Freezing rain may lead to slippery Monday in Toronto
- January 22, 2018

Temperatures this weekend are expected be upwards of seven degrees above the seasonal average. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for freezing rain likely developing on Monday for Mississauga and Brampton, as well as Toronto. (more...)
Germany's Social Democrats back coalition talks with Merkel bloc Germany's Social Democrats back coalition talks with Merkel bloc
- January 22, 2018

Almost four months after the election, Merkel has still not managed to form a government. A "no" vote could force fresh elections as well as renewed debate on the issue of succession. It was "encouraging that in the exchange of arguments there was more unity than divergence". An official statement from the Jusos warns: "The last few years and a look at neighbouring European countries teach us that whoever paves the way for a grand coalition based on short-term stability risk their own ... (more...)
German Woman Sentenced to Death in Iraq for Joining ISIS German Woman Sentenced to Death in Iraq for Joining ISIS
- January 22, 2018

The German national, who is of Moroccan origin, was sentenced for providing "logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes", said Abdel Settar Bayraqdar, a spokesman for the court. Many of them, including women, were arrested as Iraqi forces expelled the militants from the country. A German foreign ministry spokeswoman declined to comment. (more...)
Protesters march against Trump Protesters march against Trump
- January 22, 2018

Stressing that her new motto is about "no more pandering", she said she would no longer feel guilt or shame over rebuffing men who behave inappropriately towards her. Many marchers oppose President Donald Trump's views on issues including abortion, immigration and LGBT rights. Trump dismissed the suggestion that his presidency has been bad for women. (more...)
Turkey strikes Kurds to open new front in Afrin, northern Syria Turkey strikes Kurds to open new front in Afrin, northern Syria
- January 21, 2018

Russia's defense ministry said the main trigger for the escalation was provocative steps taken by the US aimed at isolating areas with predominantly Kurdish populations. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported that four rockets fired from Syria hit the border town of Kilis overnight, damaging houses. Ankara says that these two groups are affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) recognized as terrorist in Turkey. (more...)
Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown . The shutdown is the first since 2013. "Look it's their mess, the President created it", Sen. Mr Trump, who had made strict measures on immigration a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, last week rejected a bipartisan proposal, and said he wanted to include any deal for Dreamers in a bigger legislative package that also boosts funding for a border wall and ... (more...)
Naqeeb assassination: Case against former SSP Rao Anwar not registered yet Naqeeb assassination: Case against former SSP Rao Anwar not registered yet
- January 21, 2018

According to the initial investigation report, the committee had termed SSP Anwar's allegations against Naqeebullah "baseless", sources said.In its report, the committee stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist. (more...)
North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
- January 21, 2018

The secret to peace with North Korea? The IOC also approved the Koreas marching together at the opening ceremony under that unified flag. The North will separately send a 150-strong delegation to the Paralympics, Chun said. The IOC said Friday that it will work with the suspended Russian Olympic Committee to determine which clean athletes will fill earned slots by sport, discipline and event. (more...)
Women march across USA as Trump touts gains Women march across USA as Trump touts gains
- January 21, 2018

Activists are returning to the streets a year after millions of people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. Also on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump , the marches also drew people wanting to express dissatisfaction with Trump , particularly his recent criticism of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa nations. (more...)
Amazon narrows down list to 20 cities for next major headquarters Amazon narrows down list to 20 cities for next major headquarters
- January 21, 2018

In the South, Miami , Atlanta and Nashville are being considered. Amazon announced its solicitation of North American regions previous year in a highly-competitive selection process for its second corporate headquarters and received a total of 238 proposals from cities and provinces throughout the USA and Canada . (more...)

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