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Danish passport third most powerful in the world

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The island city-state of Singapore ranks 2nd globally on the 2018 edition of the index, with visa-free access to 176 countries, while eight countries - Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom - share 3rd place, offering passport-holders access to 175 countries. Read More »

Pakistan suspends intelligence sharing, military cooperation with US

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The suspension will not affect civilian aid, USA officials said, while repeatedly emphasizing that the move was not permanent and Pakistan could earn it back with action against terror groups. "Our country witnessed the worst bloodbath". "For the past four years, we have been clearing the debris..." Third, the coming together of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to form a Quadrilateral to maintain peace in the Asia-Pacific region shows India's significance in the region. Read More »

UP Shia Waqf Board chief — Madrasas breeding terror

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It also suggested that all madrassa boards should be dissolved. "Yes, but some Madrasas have produced terrorists", Rizvi said. In his letter to the PM and Adityanath, he wrote: "In India, certain organisations and "Kattarpanthi Mullahs" are taking Muslim children away from the mainstream in the name of madrasa education". Read More »

Natural disaster strikes near Honduras

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The Tuesday quake has sparked a tsunami warning in the area, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center . This affects the coastlines of the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, the Honduras , Cuba, Belize, San Andres and Providencia, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Read More »

Judges order North Carolina congressional districts redrawn quickly

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The three-judge said the North Carolina General Assembly must redraw the districts by January 29. Tuesday's ruling marks the first time a congressional plan was struck down on partisan gerrymandering claims, according to Allison Riggs, an attorney representing the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and other plaintiffs. Read More »

Siddaramaiah hits back at Yogi Adityanath over beef comment

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Crime against women, assault against Dalits, looting of sand by Congress MLA's are some of the glaring examples for administrative failures, he alleged. Yogi Adityanath tweeted a retort: "Thank you for the welcome @siddaramaiah ji". Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday approved eight bills, including an amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Criminal Law (Composition of Offences and Abatement of Trials) Act of 1979 that seeks to drop 20,000 "politically motivated" cases filed across the state. Read More »

US Ambassador Haley: N. Korea's Nuclear Threat Remains 'Very Dangerous'

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At the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency, the intelligence agencies assured the president that it would take about four years for North Korea to develop a ballistic missile capable of reaching U.S. "Yes, there could be a time when we talk to North Korea, but a lot of things have to happen before that actually takes place". The unification ministry said details for Tuesday's meeting will be discussed through the inter-Korean hotline although the issue of North Korea's participation ... Read More »

Authorities respond to fire on Trump Tower roof

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Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, New York. President Donald Trump was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the fire, according to The Associated Press . "There was a small electrical fire this morning on the rooftop that has since been put out", the NYPD told Us in a statement. "Everything went according to plan", Manhattan Borough Commander Asst. Read More »

Willie Nelson Cuts Short Concert, Cancels Three Concerts Due to Illness

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Nelson performed in Austin just shy of two weeks ago for a three-day stint as part of his annual Austin City Limits New Year's Eve extravaganza on December 29, 30 and 31, 2017. 12) and Saturday (Jan. 13); and at Laughlin, Nev.'s Edgewater Hotel Casino on Sunday (Jan. 14). For a full list of upcoming dates, and to stay on top of any further updates, head to Willie's website . Read More »

Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should!

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That position, King argued, was nothing different than what Winfrey had said last fall. "I'll tell you, she's really a great woman". That is, of course, wrong. Except King didn't say that. Her comments fueled the fire rather than robbed it of oxygen. But it was her exhortation of the legions of women who have called out sexual harassers - and her dream of a day "when nobody has to say "me too" again " - that got some influential political operatives thinking Winfrey might be just ... Read More »

Vt. marijuana advocates say more needs to be done than pass bill

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In Vermont, House lawmakers there voted earlier this month to legalize recreational use, but use is not legal yet. House Speaker Gene Chandler, a Republican from Bartlett, said the bill will now go to the House Ways & Means Committee. The commission reports back to the legislature by November 1. Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat in favor of legalization, said legalization could complement the commission's work. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei hails rallies against US, Zionist 'plot'

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Iran's top leadership believes that the recent violent protests in Iran were the result of the coordinated efforts of a "triangle" having US-Israel at one side, Saudi Arabia and Mujahideen-e-Khalq Organisation (MKO), the designated terror group holding the other two sides. Read More »

Mix of cheers and boos meet President Trump at CFP final

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But then President Donald Trump chose to make an appearance on Monday, presumably playing to his base in the Deep South states of Alabama and Georgia. The Tuscaloosa News had reported that he would appear on the Alabama radio broadcast during the game, but that didn't happen during the first two quarters. Read More »

Christie 'absolutely' believes he'd be president if Trump hadn't run

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Brendan Byrne's memorial service. While giving his exit interview with New Jersey Advance Media this weekend, Chris Christie elaborated on his thoughts on what went wrong with his 2016 campaign for president. Eagleton said Christie leaves as the state's most unpopular governor since it began surveying the public nearly five decades ago. We love him. He's so smart. Read More »

Strong run defense could power Alabama past Georgia

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He's been good, but Nick Saban keeps a jar of tears on his desk from freshman quarterbacks his defenses have decimated over the years. A potential changing of the guard ... But outside it'll be all Dawg . Kirby Smart is about to break that streak. The Bulldogs beat the Oklahoma Sooners , 54-48, sending the Bulldogs straight to the College Football National Championship. Read More »

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Shares Sold by California State Teachers Retirement System

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LXP trades with a P/S ratio of 5.9. HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) has risen 8.01% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.74% the S&P500. Evercore ISI downgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust from an "outperform" rating to an "in-line" rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Read More »

LA swatting suspect also linked to false 911 call in Calgary

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Calgary police have now issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Tyler Raj Barriss of Los Angeles, California. Officials say the man led police to believe the incident was occurring in Calgary on 17B Street S.W. Now police in Calgary, Canada have linked him to a call made in that city on December 22, 2017. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge said that Kansas authorities have to pick up Barriss by February 2. Read More »

Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse headline BottleRock

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Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. PST. Of the few festival's that refuse to copy and paste 99% of the other festival lineups across the country is Napa Valley's BottleRock . Last year's BottleRock , with headliners the Foo Fighters, Maroon 5 and the late Tom Petty, drew an estimated 150,000 fans, Graham said. A variety of passes are available, from a general three-day admission ($349) to a three-day platinum all-access pass ($3900). Read More »

Steve Kerr updates Kevin Durant's calf injury ahead of Clippers game

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Curry, as he does, floated out to the 3-point line while Green powered the ball up the floor. He scored 22 points on 9-18 shooting and hit 4-7 threes. Jerry Richardson announced he plans to sell the franchise while he is under investigation for sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. In the end, the mistake didn't really affect the Warriors , but it's understandable why that kind of play would make Kerr upset. Read More »

Trump book author says his revelations will bring down USA president

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Wolff's explosive book, which was released early Friday morning, provides a behind-the-scenes look into Trump's presidential campaign and administration and his reputation within the White House. Ratcheting up his attack, Trump said Bannon "cried and begged for his job" and "has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone". "We had a small but welcome early delivery to our Piccadilly shop, all copies of which, unsurprisingly, flew off the shelves in minutes". Read More »

Law Enforcement Appreciation: City honors police

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He targeted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, accusing him of being compromised because of his wife's ties to prominent Democrats. Brindee Heaton, a 13-year-old St. to know that people will take the extra time out of their day as an individual or business or group, it means a lot to us, because they're thinking and they're praying for us", he said. Read More »

Richard Spencer's Tour Organizer Suing University of Cincinnati President over Security Fees

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The attorney filed a federal lawsuit late Monday night against the university, claiming the school asked him to pay too much for the cost of security. The school didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Tuesday. An attorney for Spencer and tour organizer Cameron Padgett said requiring such payment because a speaker is controversial or prompts hostile reaction is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Read More »

Bhansali's film Padmavat finally sets release date

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There were even threats to burn down theatres that would screen the film. Chouhan had on November 20 announced that " Padmavati " could not be released in Madhya Pradesh till corrections are done as per the public demand. An official announcement from the makers is expected soon. After much speculation, the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat has now been revealed. Read More »

Ejected Isaiah Thomas insists clothesline foul on Andrew Wiggins not intentional

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Windhorst also pointed out that last summer (when he was still in Boston) Thomas said on a Celtics' broadcast that the organization knows they have to "bring the Brink's truck out" to keep him. In these vital next few months, Thomas connecting with his new fans and winning over the heart of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert may be important things he could do for his future bank account. Read More »

Incredible footage captures moment giant whale saves human from shark

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This is the heartwarming moment a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale protects a marine biologist from a nearby shark by shielding her and pushing her out of harm's way. She added: "I didn't want to panic, because I knew that he would pick up on my fear". The biologist also says that if the whale kept approaching her, she was afraid that its speed and weight would break her bones and rupture her organs. Read More »

Thai PM tells reporters to quiz a cardboard cutout

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His humorous approach to the media did not go unnoticed by Thai social media users. Unfortunately for anyone reporting in Thailand, it doesn't seem as if this will be the last time one of the cardboard cut-outs appears. In a report published months after the 2014 coup, USA -based Human Rights Watch described the situation in Thailand under Prayuth as an "apparently bottomless pit" where "criticism is systematically prosecuted, political activity is banned, media is censored, and dissidents ... Read More »

Israel arrests 17 Palestinians in W. Bank raids

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The settlements are deemed illegal under worldwide law and widely seen as a main obstacle to peace. A further 200,000 live in the occupied east Jerusalem, annexed by Israel in a move never recognised by the global community. The 35-year-old man, identified as Rabbi Raziel Shevah, 35, was shot Tuesday night by a passing vehicle near Nablus, in the northern West Bank, while he was driving past the Gilad Farm junction. Read More »

Fire breaks out atop NY's Trump Tower injuring three

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One of President Trump's sons, Eric Trump, used social media to declare that there was a minor electrical fire inside the cooling tower on the roof of the building. The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the city's fire marshal according to a FDNY spokesperson. Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, the spokesman, Firefighter Jim Long, said. Read More »