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Girls 'deceived' into eradicating hijabs in protest - Iran police

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Iran's prosecutor general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, said Wednesday the hijab protests were being instigated "from outside the country". Since late December, an increasing amount of Iranian women have called for the law to be scrapped, bringing attention to their cause by removing their head coverings in public and hoisting them in the air. Read More »

EFF Prepared to 'Raise Issues' About 'Illegitimate President' At SONA

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While Zuma has survived similar votes in parliament, many former allies in the ruling African National Congress party have since abandoned him and are pushing for his replacement by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the new party leader who in recent days has delivered hard-hitting messages about the fight against corruption. Read More »

Budget gives a big push to MSMEs

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February 2: Agriculture expert and former Rajya Sabha member M.S. Swaminathan has welcomed the Union Budget announcement to keep the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for all unannounced Kharif crops at least at one and a half times of the production cost. Read More »

North Korean defector attends State of the Union

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The slowdown in the military exercises could be due to the increased global fuel prices or the lawful political will on the side of North Korea to cool down the recent tension. In an op-ed for The Washington Post on January 30, Cha voiced support for applying more pressure on the North to give up its nuclear program, but added he was concerned a preventive strike that was "suggested" by some officials of the Trump administration would not be the answer to the Kim Jong-Un regime's ... Read More »

Selena Gomez Quietly Sought Treatment for Depression and Anxiety Last Month

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Her recent treatment wasn't anything too serious though, just some therapy, meditation and pilates to get her mind right. She wants to go again later this year'. She reportedly considered the stay a "tune-up" and plans to return later this year. Earlier this week, she caught Justin Bieber's hockey match in the ideal game-day ensemble, elevated with a Louis Vuitton messenger bag that left her hands free to cheer on her boyfriend. Read More »

Trump's first tweets after 'unifying' State of the Union slam Democrats

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Bush in 2002 said they approved of the proposals laid out in them. But it can indicate the strength and popularity of a president's message to the nation as well as his ability to reach out to the opposing party. "We need an infrastructure plan to create millions of jobs, not corporate wealth" and co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead tweeting , "So this entire speech was putting human suffering on display to deflect from the human suffering Trump is causing". Read More »

Conte reiterates desire to see out Chelsea contract

Roberto Fabbricini , general secretary of the Italian National Olympic Committee and extraordinary commissioner of the Italian Football Federation, has spoken to journalists this Thursday and mentioned four names who could take charge of the national team. Read More »

High Court orders immediate release of Miguna Miguna

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The first election was held on August 8, was won by Kenyatta and then annulled in a historic decision by the Supreme Court , which ordered a re-run on October 26. The interior minister condemned the move as an effort to "overthrow" the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won re-election past year in a re-run vote boycotted by Odinga. Read More »

Super Bowl Spot for Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK Is Here

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Well, this week a little bit more information was leaked, as producers shared another teaser trailer for the series that will air during the Super Bowl this weekend. Speaking of It, Castle Rock stars none other than Bill Skarsgård , a.k.a. Pennywise . And all of these characters from Stephen King's books sort of are peripherally involved. Read More »

Maldives court releases ex-president in stunning blow to regime

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Hundreds of people celebrated in Male by waving the country's flag after the court overturned verdicts against ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and an ex-vice-president jailed after trials that were internationally condemned. The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) hailed the ruling, describing it as a "death knell for President Yameen's corrupt and criminal dictatorship". Read More »

F. GARY GRAY Being Recruited For MEN IN BLACK Relaunch

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But even with a great behind the scenes team, they're bound to find trouble matching the iconic behind the scenes duo with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones . Straight Outta Compton grossed over $200 million on a $28 million dollar budget, while The Fate of the Furious was a $280 million budget and became the 12th-highest grossing movie of all time. Read More »

Almost 4400 Rohingya Killed in Myanmar Since Oct. 2016, Camp Leaders Say

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The Associated Press released a report on February 1 that said mass graves had been found at Gu Dar Pyin village in Buthidaung township in northern Rakhine State. Nearly every villager interviewed by AP saw three large mass graves at Gu Dar Pyin's northern entrance where witnesses say soldiers herded and killed most of the Rohingya. Read More »

Three soldiers die in Kashmir avalanche

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However, one soldier was found dead beneath moulds of snow by the rescuers whereas two others succumbed while being taken to the Army's 92-Base Hospital in Srinagar's Badami Bagh Cantonment, the sources said. The government had issued an avalanche warning, besides a level-2 (low danger) warning in Kupwara, soon after the tremors. In December a year ago, two soldiers were killed in an avalanche along the Line of Control in Kashmir's Gurez sector. Read More »

Six more weeks of winter, says Willie, but Sam disagrees

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Sam failed to see his shadow and predicts an early spring. This year, as in years before, Sam differed with Phil and "predicted" an early end to Winter by not returning to his shelter. If not, spring comes early. South of the border, the handlers of Punxsutawney Phil , Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, said he too was calling for six more weeks of winter. Read More »

Arab FMs propose multilateral mechanism to sponsor Mideast peace process

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Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday briefed members of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee on the progress of the Arab ministerial delegation's efforts to counter the U.S. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the UN Security Council on February 20, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the UN announced Thursday, APA reports quoting turkish media. Read More »

Notley blasts move against Park-based pipeline

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Earlier this week, the B.C. NDP government announced it was planning new restrictions on the movement of diluted bitumen from Alberta through B.C.by pipeline or rail, restrictions that appear created to try to halt the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Read More »

Poland passes Holocaust bill drawing fury of Israel, Ukraine

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Those accusations alone would likely never have triggered the sweeping law which is now set to take effect but Poles were especially dismayed when in 2012 then-President Barack Obama incorrectly referred to "Polish death camps". "We all must be careful not to inhibit discussion and commentary on the Holocaust ". Yisrael Beytenu faction chairman Robert Ilatov echoed the statement , saying that the Polish parliament is attempting to "whitewash" and "rewrite history". Read More »

CJI makes Supreme Court roster public

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The decision to make public the roster system assumes significance as four senior-most judges in their 12th January press conference had questioned the allocation of sensitive PILs and important cases to judges junior in seniority order. Roster says what type of cases each judge would hear. Justice Chelameswar includes labour, matters pertaining to judicial officers, simple money and mortgage cases, land acquisition, consumer protection, criminal cases, among others. Read More »

Will declare war: Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP frustrated over Budget 2018

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The Indian Express reported that the TDP chief might also hold a meeting soon, possibly this Sunday or in the coming week to review the party's alliance with BJP. "Whatever may be the consequences we are continuing the alliance with BJP both at the centre and the state", said GSRK Prasad. The party wants the Centre to "realise" about "strong displeasure", a senior party leader said. Read More »

Google's Black History Month honor important to great-nephew of its creator

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This year's celebration, running under the theme "Black history is made every day" focuses on role models and expanding knowledge of the contributions made in the past and now. Though meant to be used as a tool to help educate black people to their own magnificent history, the manner in which the information is often presented causes some of the very same people who should be celebrating the month to isolate themselves from it. Read More »

Girl in 'Slenderman' stabbing is given 40 years in psychiatric care

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Morgan Geyser , 15, was given the maximum sentence by Judge Michael Bohren as she wept in a Waukesha County Courtroom and apologized for stabbing Payton Leutner . "It's a confusing thing to describe because clearly she committed an offense but the law doesn't treat her as responsible for that crime because of her mental illness", Geyser's attorney, Anthony Cotton explained to CNN at the time. Read More »

Magic's Gordon heads Slam Dunk area

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Oladipo, his former Magic teammate, finished as the dunk contest's runner-up in 2015. And as cool as that is going to be, we can't forget about the festivities before the game when the Skills Challenge , 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest take place on Saturday night. Read More »

Venezuela Crisis Tops Tillerson's Agenda on Tour of Latin America

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He says Chinese investment may look good but always comes with heavy price, and sats Latin America does not need "a new imperial power". "China, as it does in emerging markets throughout the world, offers the appearance of an attractive path to development, but in reality this often involves trading short-term gains for long-term dependency", Tillerson said. Read More »

NA Speaker, Dy Speaker condole death of provincial minister of Sindh

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Bijarani was the planning and development minister Sindh and belonged to Kurrampur area of Kashmore District. Police said they recovered a 30-bore pistol and four bullet casings from the room. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, senior government and party officials reached Bijarani's house after the news of the minister's death broke. Read More »

Groundhog Day: Behind The Scenes With Punxsutawney Phil's 'Inner Circle'

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At 7:25 a.m. on Groundhog Day , the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle will bring Punxsutawney Phil out for the year's most-watched weather forecast. The secret? A special drink called the "elixir of life". John Griffiths won't say. "It's like a catacomb down there", he deadpans. Men from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club inner circle, a prestigious group made up of the who's who in Punxsutawney, take care of Phil all year and plan the big event. Read More »