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Eighteen injured as burning van jumps curb in China Eighteen injured as burning van jumps curb in China
- February 02, 2018

Video posted online showed firefighters dousing flames from a gray van as injured people lay on the sidewalk. He added that the driver seemed unconscious while two other people in the van were badly burned. Eighteen people were injured. Officials have confirmed that the vehicle was filled with gas containers. Some local news reports disappeared from their websites shortly after they were published, an indication that government censors may have ordered them removed. (more...)
Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify
- February 02, 2018

It was unclear where else arrests had been made, as protests have spread from the capital to other areas, including the ancient cities of Esfahan and Shiraz. Mohaved attracted attention during the demonstrations when a video of her protesting went viral. In a new video, an elderly woman, who can hardly walk, climbs a platform and with her walking stick takes off her headscarf and starts waving it in the air. (more...)
Rahul Dravid-coached India ruthless in quest for 4th title Rahul Dravid-coached India ruthless in quest for 4th title
- February 02, 2018

Although the Indian middle order is yet to be truly tested, their bowling exploits too have been nothing short of splendid. India , meanwhile, will be hoping Shubman Gill, who has scored 341 runs at a strike rate of 170.50 and skipper Prithvi Shaw , who has scored 232 runs at a strike rate of 77.33, to fire on the big day. (more...)
Selena Gomez completes treatment for anxiety and depression Selena Gomez completes treatment for anxiety and depression
- February 02, 2018

An inside source revealed that the 25-year-old entertainer went to NY just after the New Year started and checked herself into an on-site rehab facility. Selena Gomez is putting her health first in the new year. The star pulled her hair back into a low ponytail and went jewelry-free, letting her dress make the statement. (more...)
Six Nations 2018. Eddy Jones names his England team to face Italy Six Nations 2018. Eddy Jones names his England team to face Italy
- February 02, 2018

New Zealand centre Ben Te'o will play his first England Test for nearly a year after overcoming an ankle injury to be included in the Six Nations match against Italy . England are seeking to become the first team to win three successive outright Championship titles and enter the tournament as favourites. Apart from Te'o's elevation, Eddie Jones has named an experienced line-up with Dylan Hartley once again named as England captain with Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole completing a ... (more...)
France sends more police to Calais after migrant gunfight France sends more police to Calais after migrant gunfight
- February 02, 2018

Over a year after the " Jungle " was dismantled, the authorities are still struggling to clear the area from migrants, who keep setting up makeshift camps and sleeping rough. A second melee then erupted at an industrial site around 5km (three miles) away. People smugglers make huge profits guiding mainly young men into Britain, via ferries or the Channel Tunnel. (more...)
Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna arrested over Raila's swearing in ceremony Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna arrested over Raila's swearing in ceremony
- February 02, 2018

Some journalists say they spent the night in their newsroom to avoid arrest. By mid-afternoon yesterday they had not returned to air... The United States of America issued a statement on Thursday, February 1, expressing concerns about opposition leader Raila Odinga's "self-inauguration" on Tuesday, January 30. (more...)
Trump's State of the Union ratings are not the highest in history Trump's State of the Union ratings are not the highest in history
- February 02, 2018

His claim about Fox News holds up, but not so much for total State of the Union viewership. He then boasted about Fox News' ratings for the speech, which were the network's highest ever. The document also stated that "Trump will relentlessly pursue threats to America's security, prioritizing efforts to confront and defeat radical Islamic terror and the ideology that sustains it". (more...)
Analysts Weigh in on Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD)
- February 02, 2018

The stock decreased 1.74% or $0.1751 during the last trading session, reaching $9.8988. These shares are worth $61,000 and were traded at $12.2 each. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500. only 44 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. Citigroup Inc accumulated 2.85M shares. Cornercap Counsel has 1.03% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). (more...)
F Gary Gray In Talks To Direct MEN IN BLACK Reboot F Gary Gray In Talks To Direct MEN IN BLACK Reboot
- February 02, 2018

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers and Steven Spielberg is exec producing. I'm not sure what they would have called that movie. If he decides to take on the project, he'll be working off a script from Matt Holloway and Art Marcum . The Men In Black will be back, but perhaps not as we know them. (more...)
Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100% Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100%
- February 02, 2018

The difference between the amount allocated exclusively for women last year and the amount allocated this year is nearly nil - the Kerala Budget 2017 had set aside Rs 1,266 crore for women including over 64 schemes. "Video conferencing will be made use of to reduce travel expenditure for official meetings". Use of landline telephones should be reduced with stress on shifting to cost effective packages of mobile phones, he added. (more...)
Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Mass graves with corpses 'burned away by acid' unearthed Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Mass graves with corpses 'burned away by acid' unearthed
- February 02, 2018

After more than 200 soldiers swept into Gu Dar Pyin about noon, Mohammad Sha, 37, a shop owner and farmer, hid in a grove of coconut trees near a river with more than 100 others. He said the report "underscores the need for the United Nations to have access to Rakhine". The AP said the mass graves it uncovered are just the latest piece of evidence of genocide being carried out by Naypyidaw. (more...)
India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley
- February 02, 2018

While countries like France heavily subsidise health care for the poor, India's existing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana scheme, implemented in 2008, only offers low-income Indians hospitalisation coverage of up to Rs30,000 per year. The medical insurance is an important vertical of the healthcare sector. Rajeev Boudhakar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, also highlighted the need for timely payments to service providers. (more...)
Officials see 'evolution' in Syrian chemical weapons Officials see 'evolution' in Syrian chemical weapons
- February 02, 2018

Moscow has even claimed that the rebels staged the attacks to discredit the Syrian regime and whip up worldwide condemnation. He agreed to give up his stockpile of chemical weapons as part of 2013 deal after a sarin attack in Ghouta killed about 1,400 people. (more...)
Three soldiers killed in Kupwara avalanche Three soldiers killed in Kupwara avalanche
- February 02, 2018

However one of the soldiers died on the spot while two succumbed while being evacuated to the hospital. The deceased soldiers were identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Naik Balbeer and Sepoy Rajinder. North Kashmir faces the maximum impact of avalanches. Eleven people including an official of Border Roads Organization (BRO's) Project Beacon were killed after massive avalanches struck at two different places on the high altitude Sadhana Top along the strategic Srinagar-Tangdhar highway in ... (more...)
USA senior diplomat Thomas Shannon announces retirement
- February 02, 2018

The U.S. State Department's third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon , is stepping down from his post, the State Department said on February 1. The forcing out of many senior diplomats, the failure to nominate or to win Senate confirmation for officials to fill key agency roles, and a perception that Tillerson is inaccessible have eroded morale, according to current officials. (more...)
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Poster Lands Ahead Of The Trailer MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Poster Lands Ahead Of The Trailer
- February 02, 2018

And with companies spending up to $5 million for each commercial, you can bet that each studio is going to put their best - or at least blockbustery - film out there. It will be released on July 27. No plot details have emerged for the movie just yet aside from IMDb's description of: "Ethan Hunt and his International Monetary Fund team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong". (more...)
'O Canada' will become gender neutral 'O Canada' will become gender neutral
- February 02, 2018

Only one line in O Canada was amended, from "True patriot love in all thy sons command" to "True patriot love in all of us command". "Oh, ok", Doocy sarcastically noted. This may be small, it's about two words, but it's huge ... It was perhaps assumed that in any major conflict it would only be young men who would carry our national banner and pride into battle, but in fact, both men and women from Canada proudly took part in the First World War. (more...)
Wiarton Willie sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter Wiarton Willie sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter
- February 02, 2018

We took a look at the most popular Groundhogs who made their predictions this morning, and unfortunately for us they all agreed that Spring will not be coming early this year. It simply says: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year". The groundhog's prediction is typically contained in a short poem. (more...)
Umbrella Activists Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Umbrella Activists Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- February 02, 2018

They became well known after the "umbrella movement" brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill for almost three months in mid-2014. Rubio and Smith are chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, a bipartisan advisory body that focuses on human rights and rule of law issues. (more...)

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