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German anti-Muslim politician resigns after converting to Islam German anti-Muslim politician resigns after converting to Islam
- January 25, 2018

The news seems particularly surreal given the fact that Wagner said in July a year ago - a month before the 2017 general election - that Chancellor Angela Merkel had made " a giant mistake " to open Germany's border to migrants from Muslim-majority countries, according to Tagesspiegel newspaper. (more...)
National Football League statement on concussion protocol review National Football League statement on concussion protocol review
- January 25, 2018

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the National Football League said that Newton was properly evaluated for a concussion in the sideline medical tent after taking a big hit to the head in the fourth quarter. "Review of this case confirmed again the vigilance, professionalism and conservative approach that is used by our National Football League team medical staffs and independent medical providers". (more...)
Nightmare: Field of Dreams torn up by vandals Nightmare: Field of Dreams torn up by vandals
- January 25, 2018

Al Steffen, who is field manager for the site, told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that the damage was substantial. Northeastern Iowa, where the field is located, received heavy rain and warm temperatures Sunday into Monday before temperatures dropped on Monday night, KWWL reported. (more...)
Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season
- January 25, 2018

Last year, Scott Zolak of the Patriots Radio Network predicted up to three more years for Brady , with the caveat that Brady could go sooner than that if he gets No. Bundchen is also an apparent adherent to the preachings of TB12. I'm focused on this year and improvement and working on things I need to get better at'. (more...)
Trump, Pence offer condolences over Marshall Co. High School shooting Trump, Pence offer condolences over Marshall Co. High School shooting
- January 25, 2018

The victim had to be airlifted to a hospital. Eighteen others were injured. He spoke with a county official for several hours on the phone, according to local media, but ultimately and died from a single gunshot wound. Dr. Brian Doss has a dental practice near the school. TUCSON, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2002 - A failing student shoots and kills three professors and then himself at the University of Arizona School of Nursing. (more...)
Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction
- January 25, 2018

But Brazil's "clean record law" bars politicians with convictions upheld on appeal from running for office. What exactly is Lula accused of? The 3-judge panel sitting in the southern city of Porto Alegre unanimously ruled that his original 9.5-year jail sentence be extended to more than 12 years. (more...)
Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum
- January 25, 2018

Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the U.S. recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained United States ties with some Arab leaders. Trump on Friday will meet with Kagame, who was chosen as the next chairman of the African Union, and Berset, leader of the host nation, ahead of a direct address to the forum. (more...)
Duckworth to be first sitting United States senator to give birth Duckworth to be first sitting United States senator to give birth
- January 25, 2018

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (left) gets sworn in by then Vice President Joe Biden (right) in 2016, surrounded by her family (from left) daughter Abigail, mother Lamai and husband Bryan Bowlsbey. Senate . Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, a fellow Democrat, tweeted his congratulations . Duckworth has worked on a number of initiatives to help working families during her time in office, including Head Start programs for children and paid family leave legislation . (more...)
Crore Recapitalisation Bonds Won't Impact Fiscal Deficit, Says Finance Ministry Crore Recapitalisation Bonds Won't Impact Fiscal Deficit, Says Finance Ministry
- January 25, 2018

India's government pledged on Wednesday to inject almost $14 billion combined into all but one state-run lender by March in return for them implementing reforms, in a bid to boost lending and tackle a record bad debt problem. He said, banks will have to adopt the differentiated business strategy and exit from non-core businesses and focus on their core competencies. Jaitley detailed two aspects of the recapitalisation plan, one on which banks would be chosen for recapitalisation and another ... (more...)
Japan tells United Nations of North Korean tanker suspected of sanctions busting Japan tells United Nations of North Korean tanker suspected of sanctions busting
- January 25, 2018

The treasury slapped sanctions on nine entities, 16 individuals and six vessels in response to North Korea's alleged "ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and continued violations of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs)", reports Xinhua. (more...)
Elton John Announces His 3 Year 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Elton John Announces His 3 Year 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour
- January 25, 2018

He said: "I've had an wonderful life, I've had an wonderful career". "David and I sat down with a school schedule and I said, 'I don't want to miss too much of this'". "I've had an wonderful life, I've had an unbelievable career, and my life and priorities have changed". His current residency in Las Vegas in May, after six years and 200 shows. (more...)
Zim's Mnangagwa orders government officials declare assets, business interests Zim's Mnangagwa orders government officials declare assets, business interests
- January 25, 2018

The vote will be Mnangagwa's first test of legitimacy since assuming the role. Under Mugabe's rule, government spending increased drastically and was partly used as patronage. Hungwe said the issue of co-opting people into the party had worked against the party before. Mnangagwa will be traveling to China in April and is likely to cement multi-billion dollar deals that were signed during the era of Mugabe but were not implemented. (more...)
Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes
- January 25, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that the US would continue training local defense forces, composed mainly of Syrian Kurds, to prevent the return of ISIS and counter Iranian ambitions in the country. By August 2017, the US -led coalition against ISIS had conducted 13,331 strikes in Iraq, and 11,235 strikes in Syria, for a total of 24,566 strikes against the militant group as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to numbers from the USA military. (more...)
Cecile Richards Stepping Down From Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards Stepping Down From Planned Parenthood
- January 25, 2018

This decision by Richards comes after a year of media appearances fighting attempts to defund the abortion giant which was a priority of President Trump and the Republican Congress. During her tenure as president, which began in 2006, Planned Parenthood has aborted an estimated 3 million children , according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. (more...)
Turkey intensifies air and ground strikes in Syria's Afrin region Turkey intensifies air and ground strikes in Syria's Afrin region
- January 25, 2018

While Turkey's Western allies, including the USA, consider the PKK a terrorist group , Washington has offered direct military and logistical support for Syrian Kurdish militants, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, to fight IS in Syria . (more...)
House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown
- January 24, 2018

The measure passed by a 266-150 vote. US President Donald Trump decided in September to end the Obama-era initiative effective in March, although he said Congress should act to protect them. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor. Many Democrats had anxious that the Republican talking point that Democrats were siding with "illegal immigrants" over the military and government would resonate with voters as the ... (more...)
Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Haiti cause U.S. embassy shutdown
- January 24, 2018

In response to President Trump's alleged "sh*thole counties" remark regarding the island nation of Haiti and the African continent, Conan O'Brien announced a new travel special . In addition to being incensed by Trump's reported racist remarks, the protesters were also expressing opposition to Trump's decision to end a program that offered temporary legal residency to roughly 60,000 Haitians in the United States and to ban visas for low-skilled laborers from the Caribbean nation. (more...)
Senate votes overwhelmingly to end government shutdown Senate votes overwhelmingly to end government shutdown
- January 24, 2018

But by the time McConnell had spoken and Democratic senators gathered privately in a meeting room near the Senate floor, that effort had stopped. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of failing to help reach a deal . (more...)
Once-influential UKIP in chaos as leader refuses to quit
- January 24, 2018

Ukip appears to be on the verge of collapse with its leadership disintegrating over a load of text messages leader Henry Bolton's girlfriend once sent. Mr Bolton said it had lost his confidence and that of members, branding it "unfit for purpose". She added: "It would be quicker and cleaner if he came to the conclusion he could go sooner rather than later. (more...)
Video game violence and realism do not affect player behaviour, study shows Video game violence and realism do not affect player behaviour, study shows
- January 24, 2018

It has always been theorized that exposure to in-game concepts like violence has a "priming" effect on players that ultimately impacts behavior, leading scientists to believe that a player exposed to in-game violence will be more susceptible to displaying such violence in real life. (more...)

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