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India may push Pakistan to curb terror funding in Paris FATF plenary

India may push Pakistan to curb terror funding in Paris FATF plenary A senior Pakistan's national security division official had last week said that "the meeting was good and that Doval's tone and tenor was friendly and positive". India has planned to intensify its pressure on Pakistan to take strong steps against terror financing during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary organized in Paris, next month, reported The Economic Times quoting people fam... [Full Article...]

Burmese army admits to killing Rohingya

Burmese army admits to killing Rohingya The 10 corpses were found in December 2016 in a mass grave near a cemetery in Inn Din village. The army appointed a senior officer to investigate. A statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Burmese armed forces sets out details of the killing of alleged Rohingya militants, who have launched small-scale attacks on security forces. [Full Article...]

QB Jacob Eason announces he is transferring from Georgia

QB Jacob Eason announces he is transferring from Georgia If Eason does in fact transfer, he will be forced to sit out the 2018 college football season before being eligible to suit up in 2018. Eason, who was 204-for-370 passing for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions as Georgia's starter in his freshman season of 2016, was booked to start again this fall until he sprained his left knee in the season opener. [Full Article...]

House Reauthorizes Surveillance Bill, Ryan Clarifies Trump's Concerns

House Reauthorizes Surveillance Bill, Ryan Clarifies Trump's Concerns Snowden. So what's wrong with that? Sometimes, though, their data are collected anyway - as a result of communicating with foreigners who are overseas, for example. Napolitano convinced Trump to oppose the bill, and Trump tweeted accordingly. It came less than 24 hours after the United States president's own press secretary issued a statement detailing how the administration opposed a ch... [Full Article...]

LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid

LePage praises new path for work requirements for Medicaid They are eligible for a waiver request in part because they have agreed to test Medicaid demonstration programs. Advocates for low-income people say they expect Kentucky's waiver to be approved shortly. "It's not a good idea, and it's illegal". "It's making people healthier that enables them to work", he said. It's a little like saying that rain causes clouds. [Full Article...]

Ecuador grants citizenship to Assange

Ecuador grants citizenship to Assange Earlier this week Ecuador's foreign ministry released a statement that read: " Julian Assange received worldwide protection from the Ecuadorean government in August 2012". If Assange had been granted a passport and Ecuadorian citizenship (or at least residency), they could have flown him to Ecuador under diplomatic cover at any time, at least in theory. [Full Article...]

Weather Outlook: Snow, ice may create travel issues this weekend

Weather Outlook: Snow, ice may create travel issues this weekend Then the cold air will transition this rain to snow from northwest to southeast across the state into the morning, becoming heavy at times. Saturday night - A chance of snow showers. Rain will gradually change to freezing rain, sleet or snow Friday morning, mainly after 6 a.m. Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 42 and an overnight low of 21. [Full Article...]

WH Says Press 'Lucky' To Be Allowed Into Trump Immigration Meeting

WH Says Press 'Lucky' To Be Allowed Into Trump Immigration Meeting The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave safe harbor to "Dreamers", formally ends March 5, although some immigrants have already started losing their protections. "We have to have the wall". And Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said members of Congress wouldn't face major backlash from his group's supporters if they bala... [Full Article...]

U.S. president can not afford to walk away from Pakistan

U.S. president can not afford to walk away from Pakistan The announcement followed a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week alleging that Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan". "So they know exactly what it is that we've asked of them", the official added. USA has been holding regular talks with Pakistan, the official said, adding that they do not believe that talks are an impasse as reported in some s... [Full Article...]

Hybernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breath

Hybernating Alligators Have to Poke Through Carolina Ice to Breath Experts say the alligators instinctively know when water they're in is about to freeze, so they stick out their noses at the right time to breathe. The park later posted an update video on January 9 to show the alligators swimming around after the ice had thawed. All of the alligators in the park have been rescued from captivity and therefore can not go back to the wild. [Full Article...]

Abbeville Police Department issues statement after teacher arrest

Abbeville Police Department issues statement after teacher arrest She said that it was unfair that he was being given a performance-based raise when it was the teachers and students who were "doing the work" to meet those goals. The Louisiana Association of Educators has weighed in and said the association's attorney is working with Hargrave on what to do next. Board members had always been split on renewal of the superintendent's contract, but the death of ... [Full Article...]

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections

Egypt Announces Date of Presidential Elections The founder of the Egyptian Patriotic Movement party narrowly lost a presidential election to the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi in 2012 before fleeing for the UAE, where he has lived since. It will be Egypt's third election since the 2011 uprising which ended strongman Hosni Mubarak's long rule. "Final results will be announced on May 1", he said. [Full Article...]

Israel Takes Offense in Battle Against BDS

Israel Takes Offense in Battle Against BDS BDS , which stands for "boycott, divest and sanctions", aims to pressure Israel into complying with global law vis-à-vis its policies toward the Palestinians. Israel had previously refused to divulge the full list of blacklisted groups. Only states that wish to protect their ability to act unjustly behave in this way. [Full Article...]

Controversial Mississippi Law Limiting LGBT Rights Not Heading To Supreme Court

Controversial Mississippi Law Limiting LGBT Rights Not Heading To Supreme Court A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, was hearing a fresh plea filed by Navtej Singh Johar, seeking to declare section 377 as unconstitutional. But, with the apex court deciding to revisit its decision on Monday, there is a renewed hope among the members of the LGBT community . The petitioners had told the court they were living in consta... [Full Article...]

Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant

Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant No casualties have been reported so far. Reportedly, it was a level three fire, but now the situation is under control. By the time fire engines reached the spot in around 15 minutes, the fire had spread over a ground plus one building, and had covered nearly 3,000 sq ft. [Full Article...]

Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win

Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House from Camp David, in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2018 . "I get it. There's one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and you're being a factotum in order to please him, OK", Tapper said on "State of the Union", appearing to reference the president. [Full Article...]

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at UN

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at UN France's ambassador to the United Nations told the meeting that recent protests in Iran do not threaten global peace and security. While Russia believes the UN Security Council has no business getting involved, British ambassador Matthew Rycroft said it was "right and proper - indeed, our responsibility to assess whether a situation like this could become a threat to global peace and security". [Full Article...]

Past Female Golden Globes Winners to Empower Your Mood

Past Female Golden Globes Winners to Empower Your Mood Asked about her nomination in the best actress in a miniseries category, Sarandon told CNN she "completely forgot we had another reason for being here". Susan Sarandon will bring Rosa Clemente , an organiser, political commentator and journalist who campaigns for media justice and voter engagement among youth of colour. [Full Article...]

IED That Killed 4 Cops In Sopore Was Planted Beneath A Shop

IED That Killed 4 Cops In Sopore Was Planted Beneath A Shop So far no militant group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the "Chotta Bazaar" and "Bada Bazaar" in Sopore. Six or seven shops have suffered damage as well", he said, adding "it was the first (IED) blast since 2015. "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace", Abdullah tweeted... [Full Article...]

2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden

2 injured in subway explosion in Sweden Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said witnesses saw the man, in his 60s, pick up an object off the ground "which promptly exploded". The couple had been cycling past the device when the man stopped to investigate it. Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups. On Sunday morning, police searched the area around the station, ... [Full Article...]


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