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India's speeding train kills four elephants India's speeding train kills four elephants
- February 11, 2018

Five elephants have reportedly died as a result of the dashing. The engine of the train too got derailed at the impact of the mishap though there was no casualty of passengers. He said this also proves that there has been no joint patrolling between the forest and the railways or else the forest department would have known about the fence. (more...)
Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning
- February 11, 2018

The SPD's 464,000 members have to ratify the four-year government program in a postal ballot. German officials, however, say the trade surplus reflects the strength of the "made in Germany" brand and insist there is little they can do to influence the spending of companies and individuals. (more...)
Afghanistan- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike Afghanistan- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike
- February 11, 2018

The NATO-led Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan said it had no information about the strike. The United States has designated three Pakistani-based militants as "global terrorists", as Washington heaps pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. (more...)
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in 1st ODI by 154 runs Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in 1st ODI by 154 runs
- February 11, 2018

The Afghanistan chase never got going, with the unsafe Mohammad Shahzad dismissed for just 15 as they slipped to 39/5. Zimbabwe's 154-run victory was based mainly on a fine 125 from Brendan Taylor and an equally impressive 92 from Sikandar Raza . (more...)
Trump laments 'shattered' lives after aides resign Trump laments 'shattered' lives after aides resign
- February 11, 2018

Porter worked directly with Kelly, the chief of staff, and was considered a skilled insider. Once again, Trump managed to jump to the glowing defense of an individual accused of reprehensible actions , lamenting that Porter was going through a very tough time. (more...)
Pence insists 'no daylight' on North after S. Korea visit Pence insists 'no daylight' on North after S. Korea visit
- February 11, 2018

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of her family to set foot in this country since the north and south were divided and her grandfather, Kim Il Sung, founded North Korea . As First Vice Director of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, Kim has been an increasingly prominent figure in North Korea's leadership and is considered one of the few people who has earned her brother's absolute trust. (more...)
Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide Amid a White House in tumult, Trump defends former aide
- February 11, 2018

White House officials have said Hicks knew that an ex-girlfriend of Porter's had informed aides that both of Porter's ex-wives had said he was violent. He made no mention of the ex-wives or the alleged domestic abuse. Trump said much the same about Porter in remarks to reporters Friday, in which he praised Porter's job performance. (more...)
Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

Moon and Pence didn't discuss an invitation extended by Kim Jong Un to meet with the South Korean leader in Pyongyang, said a senior White House official who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. "This development could have been anticipated, but for Japan it's a nightmare scenario", said Takashi Kawakami, a professor of worldwide politics at Takushoku University in Tokyo. (more...)
N. Korean Delegation Visits Presidential Office in Seoul N. Korean Delegation Visits Presidential Office in Seoul
- February 11, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Explosion west of Toronto injures three people Explosion west of Toronto injures three people
- February 11, 2018

Paramedics say a man was seriously injured following the blast in Mississauga, Ont., and a woman and child are being treated for minor injuries. All three people have been transported to hospital. Kennedy Secondary School, has partially collapsed as crews continue to battle an ongoing fire. The building was evacuated and residents are being kept on Mississauga transit buses for the time being. (more...)
Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge
- February 11, 2018

Its national dialogue conference in Sochi on January 30 was based on the assumption that Assad would remain in power. France is among Assad's harshest critics. The facility supplies drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents and displaced people in the wider Afrin region, they added. Also Sunday, at least three civilians were killed in government airstrikes and shelling on a besieged, opposition-held area outside Damascus, according to the Observatory. (more...)
White House Favors Releasing Democratic Memo White House Favors Releasing Democratic Memo
- February 11, 2018

Earlier Friday, White House spokesman Raj Shah had Trump was discussing the Democratic document with the White House counsel's office, FBI Director Christopher Wray and another top Justice Department official. "The president would consider releasing the document if changes were made "to mitigate the risks" determined by the Department of National Intelligence and Justice Department of releasing those sensitive parts", McGahn wrote. (more...)
Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California
- February 11, 2018

That's a $4 increase over past year. Among the changes: A one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket purchased at the gate will cost $119, a $4 increase while cost of a peak ticket increased $5 to $129. Back in October of 2015, Disney introduced flexible pricing to get guests to visit during the less busy season. The program is created to entice guests to visit the parks in the United States during less busy times of the year. (more...)
Flurry of UK Govt speeches to detail Brexit 'road map' Flurry of UK Govt speeches to detail Brexit 'road map'
- February 11, 2018

The Downing Street source said: "Brexit is a defining moment in the history of our nation". But while other senior figures such as Brexit Secretary David Davis and Cabinet Office minister David Lidlington will also get their own speeches, Chancellor Philip Hammond will not. (more...)
Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today
- February 11, 2018

India and Israel have drawn closer in recent years, however, partly because of common concerns about Islamic terrorism. As per the agreement, both the sides will work to integrate their labour related e-platforms for ending the existing malpractices, combat trafficking and organise collaborative programmes for education and awareness of contractual workers. (more...)
More Russians appeal to CAS for Olympic start in PyeongChang More Russians appeal to CAS for Olympic start in PyeongChang
- February 11, 2018

It will reconvene on Thursday, less than 24 hours before the opening ceremony. CAS said it "lacked jurisdiction" to hear the cases. They include Pavel Kulizhinikov, a former world champion in short-track speed skating who was banned from 2012 through 2014 after testing positive for the banned substance methylhexanamine. (more...)
Iranian-Canadian dies in custody in Tehran after crackdown Iranian-Canadian dies in custody in Tehran after crackdown
- February 11, 2018

Seyed-Emami, a US -trained scholar, had been managing director of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation , which seeks to protect Iran's rare animals. On his Instagram account, Raam Emami wrote that authorities said his father had committed suicide. The death is among a number recently reported involving recently detained activists. (more...)
Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
- February 11, 2018

Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong , rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting and head of the North Korean delegation. (more...)
Pence, Moon speak after Moon invited to visit North Korea Pence, Moon speak after Moon invited to visit North Korea
- February 11, 2018

And Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, made history by becoming the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War in the mid-20th century. South Korea wants a northern neighbor without nukes; North Korea vows to keep its weapons until the United States discards its "hostile" policies against the country. (more...)
Pakistan seeks United States funds for fence on Afghan border Pakistan seeks United States funds for fence on Afghan border
- February 11, 2018

On Jan 17, two suspected militants were killed and another was injured when USA drones fired missiles at some locations on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency's Badshah Kot area. The apparent target of the strike was Haqqani network's local commander, Qudrat Ullah, but it was unclear if he was among those killed when the drone's missiles struck the compound, two officials said. (more...)

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