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Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for United States under resettlement deal Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for United States under resettlement deal
- January 23, 2018

One refugee told the Refugee Action Coalition that being resettled was a bittersweet moment. Holding asylum-seekers in offshore camps , which have been strongly criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups, is part of a hardline immigration policy that has bipartisan political support in Australia. (more...)
Trump's UK Visit Should Be Welcomed, Johnson Says in Telegraph Trump's UK Visit Should Be Welcomed, Johnson Says in Telegraph
- January 23, 2018

Let's see where we get to", Johnson said. Funnily enough there is a moment of opportunity here. "Clearly, Jerusalem now having been recognized by the United States as the capital of Israel, one would expect some sort of symmetrical movement in the other direction to get things moving", he added. (more...)
Schumer: Deal reached to reopen government Schumer: Deal reached to reopen government
- January 23, 2018

Irritated to have missed his big event in Florida, Mr. Trump spent much of his day watching old TV clips of him berating President Barack Obama for a lack of leadership during the 2013 government shutdown , a White House aide said , seeming content to sit back and watch the show. (more...)
Donald Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: White House doctor Donald Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: White House doctor
- January 23, 2018

This week's cold open centered on the physical examination performed on the president this week. Jackson said he'd be arranging to have a dietitian consult with the White House chef to cut calories and would be recommending a low-impact, aerobic exercise program for Trump, with the aim of shedding 10 to 15 pounds this year. (more...)
Gas prices up 3 cents in RI Gas prices up 3 cents in RI
- January 23, 2018

In the Miami area, the average is even higher, $2.60 a gallon, according to a survey of more than 1,600 outlets by GasBuddy. One of the signals for drivers to watch out for is one gas stations spiking prices much higher than their nearby competing stations, DeHaan warned. (more...)
Stormy Daniels embarks on make America horny again tour Stormy Daniels embarks on make America horny again tour
- January 23, 2018

Cohen's payment to Daniels happened the same month the Access Hollywood tape came out, in which candidate Trump had bragged about grabbing women by the 'p****'. In Touch magazine later published an interview with Daniels from 2011 in which she details her affair with Trump , which she claims happened shortly after his youngest son, Barron, was born. (more...)
3-day US government shutdown set to end as parties reach deal
- January 23, 2018

Following Democrats vote in the Senate to end government shutdown, Sanders said the Democrats realise that the position they had taken, frankly, was indefensible, and that they had to focus on first funding the military, protecting Border Patrol agents, funding vulnerable children through the CHIP programme. (more...)
Alabama residents hold candlelight vigil for Taco Bell that burned down Alabama residents hold candlelight vigil for Taco Bell that burned down
- January 23, 2018

Her roommate, Russell Dowis, eats a lot of fast food, so when he told her he was sad the local Taco Bell had burned to the ground, James made a decision to bust his chops. Organizers said they weren't allowed on the property of the restaurant since it's still an active fire scene, so they met at the Arby's next door. More than a hundred people attended the event, which went viral via Facebook. (more...)
Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End
- January 23, 2018

Many Democrats are furious with members of their party for agreeing to a deal with Republican senators to reopen the government . The Democrats would still want something tangible on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) but it was problematic because it could run into the February 8 funding deadline, Republican Senator Jeffry Lane Flake said. (more...)
Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't
- January 23, 2018

Mark Warner, D-Va., said Democrats got enough to satisfy them moving forward. The House later passed the 17-day extension by a 266-150 vote . "We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up or down vote on the floor", Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said from the Senate floor. (more...)
Supreme Court Not A Superintendent Court According To Constitution: Justice Chelameswar Supreme Court Not A Superintendent Court According To Constitution: Justice Chelameswar
- January 23, 2018

Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar said on Monday that an impartial and independent judiciary was essential for the survival of a liberal democracy, The Indian Express reported. "The enormous jurisdiction which the Supreme Court is conferred by the Constitution, coupled with the eagerness of the court to do complete justice created a huge amount of arrears on this court". (more...)
Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society
- January 23, 2018

McCorvey didn't have many options: she could have a child, attempt an illegal abortion (which often led to infection or death ), or sue for her right to safely end her unwanted pregnancy. "I can say there is more unity in this administration than there has been in any presidency on this", she says. Most require waits of 24 hours between counseling and an abortion. (more...)
Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump
- January 23, 2018

This is down from the 48 percent approval rating of under former President Barack Obama in his last year in office, and lower than the 34 percent rating for the last year of the George W. China tied with the same 25 percent approval rating in Europe. From Politico : The steep decline, researchers said, can be largely attributed to the shift in leadership in the West Wing . (more...)
Palestine chief negotiator reveals details of Trump peace plan Palestine chief negotiator reveals details of Trump peace plan
- January 23, 2018

Media reports speculated in the past that the town of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem , was proposed as capital of the State of Palestine. Greeted by a standing ovation on Monday inside the Knesset, Pence's speech was in its introductory phase when a scuffle broke out as Palestinian lawmakers from the Joint Arab List alliance raised posters of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in protest before they were forcibly removed by security. (more...)
Australia invests $65m for environmental protection of Great Barrier Reef Australia invests $65m for environmental protection of Great Barrier Reef
- January 23, 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest conglomerate of coral reefs - larger than Italy. Announced today by Mr Turnbull in Townsville, the funding package hopes to improve protective measures against crown-of-thorns starfish while also reducing pollution now flowing into the reef. (more...)
Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit
- January 23, 2018

Jordan's King Abdullah II urged U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild the trust and confidence " between the United States and the Middle East. On Wednesday, Abbas said: "Jerusalem will be a gate for peace only if it is Palestine's capital, and it will be a gate of war, fear and the absence of security and stability - God forbid - if it is not", he said. (more...)
Santa Maria Uber driver pleads not guilty to burglary, rape charges Santa Maria Uber driver pleads not guilty to burglary, rape charges
- January 23, 2018

The alleged crimes happened on December 17, January 5 and January 14, KSBY reported . Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez, a 39 year old Mexican man living and working in the United States illegally as a California Uber driver has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing at least four young San Luis Obispo female students. (more...)
Supreme Court observes it can not go into marital status of Hadiya Supreme Court observes it can not go into marital status of Hadiya
- January 23, 2018

The Supreme Court also said today that it is not within the courts' jurisdiction to decide whether or not a grown woman should live with her parents. The court also ordered that Hadiya be returned to the Sivaraj Homoeopathic Medical College in Salem, where she will complete the rest of her course. (more...)
USA women march against sexual harassment USA women march against sexual harassment
- January 23, 2018

In Palm Beach, a group of women wearing red cloaks and white hats like the characters in the book and TV show The Handmaid's Tale marched in formation, their heads bowed. The Republican president delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, speaking by video to thousands of activists at the annual March for Life on Friday. (more...)
'Pretty hectic': Australians stranded as snow storm hits Tokyo 'Pretty hectic': Australians stranded as snow storm hits Tokyo
- January 23, 2018

Owing to icy roads, train services were curtailed, some highways were closed and scores of flights were cancelled. And for the second day running, dozens of domestic and global flights departing from and arriving at the Japanese capital were scrapped due to the snow, with more than 9,000 people stranded overnight at Narita airport, officials said. (more...)

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