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Gunmen killed 2 policemen, abduct 2 foreigners in Kaduna


Security officers, including an anti-kidnapping unit, have been deployed to the area to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended while the two foreigners are rescued unharmed, he said. The kidnappers killed two police officers in the confrontation. Particularly the Abuja-Kaduna road has been frequented by the kidnappers since there was also recorded past year the abduction of two German archaeologists, who were later released. Read More »

Trump Denies He Is A Racist After Weekend Of Accusations

As well, Durbin and people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorised to describe it publicly said Trump also questioned the need to admit more Haitians. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. At various junctures during the Republican primary, Senator Lindsey Graham labeled Donald Trump a "kook", "crazy", and "unfit for office". Read More »

China opposes Vancouver meeting on Korean Peninsula issue


Washington says the aim of the gathering is to increase diplomatic and financial pressure on North Korea to give up its development of nuclear missiles and to ensure the implementation of United Nations sanctions against the country. sanctions must be fully implemented and added that unity of the 15-member U.N. Security Council "paves the way for diplomatic engagement". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in Beijing that the absence of these two key playes rendered the ... Read More »

Kiffin hires Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU's new OC


With Briles headed to Houston, Kiffin had a coaching vacancy. We don't know of anyone else less than three years removed from his senior year of college who has gotten a job as an offensive coordinator at an FBS school. Players and coaches who came to know Weis nice, hard-working young man will be rooting for him. The Falcons' season just ended this past weekend when they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs, clearing the way for Weis' return to the ... Read More »

7 hurt in crash with Greyhound bus headed for Nashville


According to Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green, two commercial vehicles, two passenger vehicles, and a Greyhound bus were involved in the crash. "A short time later, a second semi trailer commercial vehicle", operated by Russell Collins, 52, of Ft. Read More »

North Korea to Send Performing Squad to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Seoul

The commentary, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), is written under the name of Kim Chol Guk, department director of the Central Committee of the Journalists Union of Korea. One event was the world table tennis championships in Chiba, Japan, and the other was soccer's World Youth Championship in Portugal. -South Korean military drills while inter-Korean talks continue, according to The Strait Times of Singapore. Read More »

Global elite braced for year of heightened risk amid deteriorating geopolitical landscape


Experts are preparing for another year of heightened risk , said a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), cautioning that people are struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change. The study highlighted numerous areas where systems are being pushed to the brink - from extinction-level rates of biodiversity loss to mounting concerns about the possibility of new wars. Read More »

Murder charge filed in college student's killing


For all other murders bail is $1,000,000. As an investigation into the death of Blaze Bernstein continues, a new report suggests the 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student was stabbed "at least 20 times " in what might have a been an attack motivated by rage and sexual tension. Read More »

Trump kicks CNN reporter out of Oval Office


Trump responded, "I want them to come in from everywhere". CNN's Jim Acosta's questions came after Trump's reported comment of "shithole" countries when speaking about Latin American and African migrants, angering many throughout the world. Read More »

UAE says Qatari fighter jets twice intercepted civilian flights


The UAE's civil aviation authority GCCA has informed its Qatari counterpart entity that a second Emirati commercial airliner was intercepted by Qatari fighter jets while the aircraft was on a "regular scheduled and well-known journey". "Sheikh Abdullah enjoyed the warm welcome and gracious hospitality during his stay in the UAE, after he was harassed by Qatari Government ". Aviation analyst Alex Macheras said that if Monday's incident had taken place as described, he would expect the ... Read More »

In Indonesia, the hit the ceiling office complex: more than 70 injured


The video shows that people fall several meters to the ground floor as the structure crumbles under their feet. Many were trapped under the debris and were carried out on stretchers. Despite the chaos Monday, stock exchange spokesman Rheza Andhika said trade continued as usual in the afternoon session. The AFP report added that despite the dire situation, trading was unaffected as the incident occurred while the stock market was on its lunchtime break at around noon. Read More »

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa


A broad majority of Americans, regardless of whom they voted for in the last election, still believe that the a nation of immigrants, and just over half said that immigration is, on the whole, a good thing for the country. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, of misrepresenting the president's comments. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., that Trump definitely made the remark. Sen. At the meeting, Durbin and Graham outlined their compromise immigration idea, which reportedly provoked Trump's ... Read More »

Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters


Bayer says lobsters are a very primitive species and that while they sense their environment and try to avoid threats like heat they do not actually feel pain. "We give protections to birds and animals, now we give very little protection to decapod crustaceans - lobsters and crabs - and the question comes, why is there a difference?" He compares lobsters nervous systems with those of insects. Read More »

North Korea to Send Cheering Squad in Olympics Delegation


Paik Hak-soon, the director of the Centre for North Korean studies at Sejong Institute in South Korea, said North Korea was using the cheering squad to draw attention to its apparent cooperative spirit. Countries at the meeting in Vancouver agreed to keep pressuring the North until it shows willingness to work toward denuclearization. "Indeed the concerted efforts of the worldwide community has begun to bear fruit", she said. Read More »

Airbnb Reduces Advance Payment Requirement For Rentals


What's not clear from Airbnb's press statement though, is whether or not paying 50 percent upfront locks in the accommodation. Using Pay Less Up Front , Airbnb guests will be able to put down a deposit for a room, and then pay the rest as their travel plans come together. Read More »

Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Apparently, Trump also passed with flying colors: He scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , which is created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions. Trump took the test during the annual physical that is customary for presidents at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Friday. Read More »

CA couple charged with chaining up kids lived in North Texas


Like their sister, the 12 siblings in the house appeared to police to be minors and malnourished, but authorities determined that seven of them were adults from the ages of 18 to 29, police said. They found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark, foul-smelling surroundings, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department . Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Sale to start on 21st January; Grab huge discounts


Last week we told you about the Amazon Great Indian Sale from 21st January until 24th January, Now Amazon's biggest rival in India Flipkart has also announced its Republic Day Sale . Flipkart has also teased deals on other popular electronics items such as laptops and cameras. The Indian startup will be offering discounts on several Android phones as part of its Republic Day sale. Read More »

Arizona Sen. Flake Defends Speech Comparing Trump Rhetoric To Stalin


But in our positions, to employ even idle threats to use laws or regulations to stifle criticism is corrosive to our democratic institutions. "For decades, dissidents and human rights advocates have relied on independent investigations into government corruption to further their fight for freedom". Read More »

United Kingdom appoints Minister of Loneliness


A 2017 report said loneliness was as. Theresa May has appointed Britain's first minister for the lonely in order to help continue the work of the murdered MP Jo Cox . "Jo experienced & witnessed loneliness throughout her life especially as a new student at Cambridge University & separated from her sister Kim for first time". Read More »

Donald Trump in excellent health, White House doctor insists


The move doesn't confirm that Mueller is presenting evidence to support future criminal charges. Although Jackson did not account for Trump's waist measurement in his analysis, he did mention plans to help improve the president's diet and institute some kind of exercise program. Read More »

Winter Storm Continues Through Evening


Greg Abbott said in a statement. Both Alabama and North Carolina have declared a state of emergency because of the cold weather. Inga has already been pounding numerous southern states, which were hit with snow and icy conditions on Tuesday, including Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern MS, southern Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Read More »

Snowfall expected to start in area tonight

No ice is forecast with the storm. The below-freezing temperatures were deadly; one homeless person died from hypothermia, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said Tuesday . Fishel said that even though snow should begin falling during the Wednesday morning rush hour, it may not create a mess for people trying to get to work or school. Read More »

Dick Durbin is Intentionally Trying to Scuttle DACA Talks


There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "sh*thole" or "sh*thouse". Trump wrote on his favorite medium, Twitter , that Durbin had leaked the infamous " shithole countries " comment, and this is what killed the immigration talks, NBC News reported. Read More »

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

What was repugnant about Trump's remark was not his use of a vulgarity in a White House meeting. Haiti's ambassador in Washington has also asked for an apology, as Trump reportedly specifically questioned the protections granted to Haitian immigrants after the quake. Read More »

"It's so terrible:" Girl fatally pinned between vehicles had battled cancer


Police said just as the girl was about to get into her father's Mercedes SUV, an unoccupied Kia somehow became engaged in gear and drifted toward the Mercedes, pinning the child between the two vehicles. The school board said a team of counsellors would be on hand at the school on Tuesday. The police traffic services division says the investigation is ongoing, and charges have not yet been determined. Read More »