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Roger Federer still got the touch
- January 26, 2017

Federer admitted after the match that he'd already surpassed his expectations for the tournament , his first grand slam after six months out rehabilitating his injured left knee. Despite going a break down early in the second set, Federer hit back quickly, moving sweetly and hammering numerous forehand winners past the on-rushing Zverev. (more...)
IED blast rocks Charaideo district, Assam; no casualties reported IED blast rocks Charaideo district, Assam; no casualties reported
- January 26, 2017

Terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has claimed responsibility for the explosions and vowed to carry out more. In Manipur, the twin blasts reportedly took place in Imphal East and West district. There have been 6 low intensity blasts (in upper assam). Assam police said two Manipuri rebels were killed in the ambush at Jagun earlier this week. (more...)
Lockhart man arrested on 5 counts of child porn possession Lockhart man arrested on 5 counts of child porn possession
- January 26, 2017

Doerr was sentenced in the Southern District of IL to 10 years in prison, five years of supervised release and was also ordered to pay a $500 special assessment. Doerr has been detained since he was arraigned in February. Gorley's home was searched and child pornography images were located on his mobile device, the attorney general's office said. (more...)
Israel Lifts Restrictions On Settlement Building In East Jerusalem
- January 26, 2017

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement on Tuesday that he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval "in response to housing needs". Late yesterday, the two men held what Netanyahu's office described as a "very warm conversation" by phone. The Trump administration said Sunday it's at "the very beginning" stages of discussing plans to move the embassy. (more...)
7-Year-Old Syrian Girl, Famous For Tweets, Writes Letter To Trump 7-Year-Old Syrian Girl, Famous For Tweets, Writes Letter To Trump
- January 26, 2017

But Alabed remains hopeful Trump will consider the plight of suffering Syrian children as he moves forward in his new role as president. In November, the 7-year-old came further into the limelight when J.K. You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you. Injured children cry after two barrel bombs were dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Assad in Aleppo on May 1, 2014, according to activists. (more...)
Shut up white people, argues DNC chair hopeful Shut up white people, argues DNC chair hopeful
- January 26, 2017

A divide has emerged between people who want the party to do more to energize members of minority groups, primarily African-Americans and Latinos, who are less likely to vote than white people and those who feel the party has ignored the concerns of lower- and middle-income white voters. (more...)
Judges rule against United Kingdom government in landmark Brexit case
- January 26, 2017

United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May will have to obtain the consent of parliament before triggering Article 50 , the exit procedure from the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (24 January). "Let me be clear, what I am proposing can not mean remaining in the single market", May said . There is an opportunity for Labour and other lawmakers to have a greater influence on what the final deal should look like. (more...)
How To Watch Republic Day Parade Online
- January 26, 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the chief guest this year. The national capital was today wrapped in an unprecedented security cover with thousands of security force personnel keeping a hawk-eye vigil to ward off any terror strike or untoward incident during the 68th Republic Day celebrations. (more...)
Donald Trump Announces Plans To Build Mexico Border Wall Donald Trump Announces Plans To Build Mexico Border Wall
- January 26, 2017

Just weeks after the election, Trump claimed "serious" voter fraud occurred in three states and maintained he would have "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally". And we will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico. Trump was also asked when construction on the wall might begin. "We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico". (more...)
Netanyahu Plans February Visit to Meet Trump in Washington Netanyahu Plans February Visit to Meet Trump in Washington
- January 26, 2017

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said he hopes the Trump administration will be more supportive of settlements than the Obama administration. Settlements were a source of bitterness in relations between the governments. In his first call with Netanyahu since taking office on Friday, Trump stressed his "unprecedented commitment to Israel's security". Arab and European diplomats said there have been signs Trump and his advisers could slow down implementing a formal relocation amid warnings from ... (more...)
Australia wins toss, bats in 5th ODI vs Australia wins toss, bats in 5th ODI vs
- January 26, 2017

Pakistan will want a better all-round performance from the players. Pakistan dropped many catches, and that has hurt their cause. It is a dead rubber and will have no impact on the series, which Australia already won in the fourth ODI. (more...)
Obama Says The Darndest Things To Trump In Latest 'Bad Lip Reading' Obama Says The Darndest Things To Trump In Latest 'Bad Lip Reading'
- January 26, 2017

Trump says to his wife in the amusing dub. Michelle to George W. Bush: "Are you wearing a big boy shirt?" Trump to Melania, at the cringe-worthy inaugural dance: "I'm also going to need you to scrape my bunions". "You're bad company", Obama says, which is probably literally true. It's got Obama calling Trump a creep. "Now's your chance, call it off". "I'm important", he says as he shakes the hands of onlookers. (more...)
Israel Approves 2500 West Bank Homes Following Netanyahu Call With Trump
- January 26, 2017

In a phone call on Sunday, Trump and Netanyahu discussed a range of issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the ways to advance and strengthen US-Israel special relationship. The country declared the entire city as its unified capital, but Palestine says that east Jerusalem is the capital of their future state. -Israeli relationship, the White House said on Sunday. (more...)
US Congress member met with Assad in Syria, discussed peace US Congress member met with Assad in Syria, discussed peace
- January 26, 2017

She said Gabbard, who is a major in the Army National Guard, "has always been committed to peace and ending counterproductive, interventionist wars". Gabbard, 35, an Iraqi war Army veteran, spent four days in Damascus last week on a secret "fact-finding" trip, her aides told Foreign Policy magazine . (more...)
Ian Swanson: Brexit process ruling isn't end of the matter
- January 26, 2017

The opposition Labour Party , which appears deeply divided between largely pro-EU MPs and a grassroots vote in the north of England and elsewhere in favour of leaving, said it would "not frustrate" the vote in parliament. "The party is demanding a plan from the government to ensure it is accountable to parliament throughout the negotiations and a meaningful vote to ensure the final deal is given parliamentary approval ", Corbyn further said. (more...)
Dravid rejects honorary doctorate Dravid rejects honorary doctorate
- January 26, 2017

He attended St Joseph's College of Commerce during his graduation years and was studying MBA at the St Joseph's College of Business Administration when he was selected for the national team. This is not the first time Dravid has not accepted the honorary degree. Earlier, Dravid also did not show up at Gulbarga University's 32nd convocation in 2014. (more...)
Dakota Access Pipeline Foes: We Aren't Done Fighting Yet Dakota Access Pipeline Foes: We Aren't Done Fighting Yet
- January 26, 2017

It added: "The heart of standing rock beats everywhere, the fire has been taken by 10,000 potential organizers nationwide and we need you to hit the ground immediately". But DAPL opponents are feeling the pressure as reports show Trump will sign executive orders Tuesday approving both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, both of which were blocked by the Obama administration. (more...)
University Fined After Students Nearly Die In Botched Caffeine Study University Fined After Students Nearly Die In Botched Caffeine Study
- January 26, 2017

However, there was a calculation error that meant they were given 30g as opposed to 0.3g which is the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee. They immediately suffered side effects, including dizziness, blurred vision, shaking and a rapid heartbeat, resulting in them being admitted to intensive care for several days where they underwent dialysis. (more...)
Iran says Astana talks reinforce legitimacy of Syrian regime Iran says Astana talks reinforce legitimacy of Syrian regime
- January 26, 2017

Bashar Ja'afari, head of the Syrian government delegation, speaks at the press conference after the Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 24, 2017. Russia plays a crucial role in resolving the Syrian conflict, King Abdullah II of Jordan said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. (more...)
A Very Happy Chinese New Year to Maranatha Families
- January 26, 2017

The public is invited to attend this free event, with festivities beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 on the front lawn of the County Building. Each year an animal is assigned using the classification scheme, the Chinese zodiac, in a repeating twelve-year cycle and this is year is the Year of the Rooster. (more...)