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Twin Car Bombings Kill 9 in Benghazi Twin Car Bombings Kill 9 in Benghazi
- January 24, 2018

A second bomb went off at the same spot about 30 minutes later while police and rescue workers were helping the injured. Officials believe the second blast targeted responders to the first event. There were several bombings during the latter stages of the conflict targeting figures linked to Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA). There have however been occasional bomb attacks in Benghazi in recent months, often outside mosques. (more...)
Congressman argues Obamacare made him sexually harass a female aide Congressman argues Obamacare made him sexually harass a female aide
- January 24, 2018

Patrick Meehan, a 62-year-old Republican from Pennsylvania, has claimed that it was his much-younger aide who prompted his intimate communications with the woman , according to the New York Times . The former aide initiated a complaint with Congress' Office of Compliance, began working from home and ultimately left her job, the Times reported . (more...)
IL senator will become first to give birth in office IL senator will become first to give birth in office
- January 24, 2018

She is set to become the first sitting senator to give birth while in office. While the statement did not reveal her due date, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Duckworth is expected to give birth in April. She is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in the Iraq War, where she lost both her legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004. She served two terms in the U.S. (more...)
Blast near Save the Children in Afghanistan Blast near Save the Children in Afghanistan
- January 24, 2018

Attaullah Khoghyani, a spokesperson for Nangarhar Provincial Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal told Tolonews that security forces and the attackers are engaged in crossfire. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said two attackers are thought to have entered the NGO's office, adding that special forces and ambulances have arrived on the scene. (more...)
Paperwork delays repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh Paperwork delays repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh
- January 24, 2018

More than 655,500 Muslim Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh after a crackdown by the Myanmar military in the northern part of Rakhine state in response to militant attacks on security forces. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said safeguards for potential returnees were still absent, while refugees continue to leave Myanmar and access for aid agencies and the media to Rakhine is restricted. (more...)
'House of horrors': brother reveals Turpins dreamed of having a reality show 'House of horrors': brother reveals Turpins dreamed of having a reality show
- January 24, 2018

Ms Robinette said she now wonders if her sister's abrupt end to her life of abstinence triggered the alleged offences against their children, aged between two and 29 years old. He told People that Louise, the children's mother, met her husband, David, in church when she was just 16 and he was 24. The shocking story of the Turpin family has completely disturbed the nation. (more...)
US Forces Kill 150 ISIS Fighters in Airstrike in Syria, Says Pentagon US Forces Kill 150 ISIS Fighters in Airstrike in Syria, Says Pentagon
- January 24, 2018

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has said it has killed almost 150 militants in strikesin the Syrian middle Euphrates valley. "The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an [IS] headquarters and command and control centre in an exclusively IS-occupied location in the contested middle Euphrates River Valley ". (more...)
Cambodian PM embarks on visit to India Cambodian PM embarks on visit to India
- January 24, 2018

Leaders from Thailand, Vietnam , Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei will be in India for the India-ASEAN commemorative summit that will be held on Thursday. The Asean-India strategic partnership rests upon the lasting values created by time-honoured interactions of their cultures and traditions. Singapore, for example, has set up a skill development centre in Assam-one of the seven northeastern states of India. (more...)
State attorney will seek death penalty for Seminole Heights serial killer State attorney will seek death penalty for Seminole Heights serial killer
- January 24, 2018

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Howell Donaldson III. Warren said that while they cannot bring back the victims, prosecutors "can seek justice for their deaths, and we will". Warren said the victims were killed in a "cold and calculating manner". So far both parents are scheduled to appear in court later this week on the issue but have refused to do so citing a parental privilege for which there is little if any precedent. (more...)
Area evacuated as fire breaks out at Port Coquitlam rail yard Area evacuated as fire breaks out at Port Coquitlam rail yard
- January 24, 2018

A portion of the Lougheed Highway was closed both ways between Shaughnessy Street and the Oxford Connector. There were no reported injuries and the city said on Twitter that the truck driver and rail employees "are all safe". "We also have diesel tanks on the train that are a concern for us as well". "If they decide to go, there's a problem there as well". Fire broke out at approximately 6:40 p.m. (more...)
Venezuelan assembly orders elections by April 30 Venezuelan assembly orders elections by April 30
- January 24, 2018

In response, Maduro said he would on Tuesday ask the National Assembly, controlled by the ruling Socialists, to grant him decree powers - for the second time in his almost two-year rule through a so-called Enabling Law, which critics blast as a power grab. (more...)
Fodder scam verdict: Lalu Prasad convicted in Chaibasa treasury case Fodder scam verdict: Lalu Prasad convicted in Chaibasa treasury case
- January 24, 2018

Former Bihar deputy chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said that they will approach higher courts. "We will appeal against the verdict in high court". Yadav was first convicted in a Fodder Scam case in 2013, though he obtained bail soon after being sentenced to five years imprisonment. After the Chaibasa Treasury verdict, there are two more cases in Jharkhand where the verdict is expected in the coming months. (more...)
"Will see you in India soon", Canadian PM Trudeau to PM Modi
- January 24, 2018

Trudeau's speech may turn out to be a rehearsal to what he will say in the G7 Summit, to be held in Canada in June. The deal picked up some of the pieces of the " TPP " scrapped by President Donald J. "When we receive those complaints, we must take them seriously", Mr. Trudeau said. "As women speak up it is our responsibility to listen". Trudeau cited one study that said narrowing the gender gap in Canada could add $150 billion to the economy by 2026. (more...)
Day Before Day Before "Padmaavat" Release, High Alert At Cinemas In 3 States
- January 24, 2018

In Surat, police arrested 57 people having links with Karni Sena and related outfits in connection to Sunday's incidents related to burning of tyres and pelting of stones on buses. "They tore film posters, damaged property and manhandled the mall staff", he told a news agency. A Rajput community group, Sarwa Kshatriya Mahasabha, in the central state of Chhattisgarh said they will continue their protests despite the court's order. (more...)
Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports
- January 24, 2018

Once ratified, the CPTPP will create another giant free-trade zone of 500 million consumers, while generating billions of dollars in new economic activity. The deal includes stronger provisions in those areas. Japan, Canada and Mexico joined later. It will also go ahead with its most controversial element, the Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) rule, intact. (more...)
Trump Casts Doubt On Reaching Immigration Deal By Feb. 8 Trump Casts Doubt On Reaching Immigration Deal By Feb. 8
- January 24, 2018

But, Binder said , Democrats did get a little bit of leverage and the promise of an up-or-down Senate vote on legislation to protect the "DREAMers", young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. On the House side, the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 150 lawmakers, announced its support for a bill written by Reps. The White House endorsed that bill, and it appeared to be gaining traction among conservatives. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson over NHS cash plea Brexit: Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson over NHS cash plea
- January 24, 2018

Those discussions should stay private, said Mrs May. The foreign secretary repeated last week that the NHS should be "at the very top of the list" when the United Kingdom "takes back control" after Brexit. 'I gave the Health Secretary an extra £6 billion at the recent Budget and we will look at departmental allocations again at the spending review when that takes place'. (more...)
Karnataka: Kannada outfits call two strikes in state against Mahadayi river dispute Karnataka: Kannada outfits call two strikes in state against Mahadayi river dispute
- January 24, 2018

Several private schools in the city have declared a holiday on Thursday in view of the Karnataka bandh called by Kannada organizations to press for a speedy resolution to the Mahadayi water dispute. And the buses or the other means of transportation was also affected by the bandh across the districts such as Belagavi, Haveri, Dharwad, Bagalkot and Gadag nearby Malaprabha river. (more...)
Sessions questioned in Russian Federation probe as Federal Bureau of Investigation accused of bias Sessions questioned in Russian Federation probe as Federal Bureau of Investigation accused of bias
- January 24, 2018

Republicans say the texts may show bias by the FBI's Peter Strzok and Lisa Page , who once worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller . When you take this new revelation of a " secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI" who are "working against" President Trump in the context of Strzok's text message of the " insurance policy ", it puts the Mueller probe in a dark light. (more...)
Facebook, Twitter are under pressure to investigate #ReleaseTheMemo Facebook, Twitter are under pressure to investigate #ReleaseTheMemo
- January 24, 2018

The memo "was deeply disturbing as anyone who's been in law enforcement and any American will find out once they have the opportunity to review it", Rep. According to the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy , this effort gained the immediate attention and assistance of social media accounts linked to Russian influence operations. (more...)

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