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Anti-Trump protest march in West Palm Beach
- February 06, 2017

A planned weekend protest march outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is back on after two other groups took over its organization. Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host to more than 550 guests. "We'll win", the president said. On the day of her husband's inauguration, the 46-year-old - a former fashion model - opted for more neutral colours. (more...)
Iran to deploy missiles as show of defiance after USA sanctions
- February 06, 2017

In a statement on its website, the USA treasury listed the sanctioned individuals and entities , some of which are based in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China. Iran has also confirmed that it tested the missile, and that the launch was " in line " with its plans. One against already-sanctioned Iranian businessman Abdollah Asgharzadeh involves several Chinese companies and suppliers, mainly the Cosailing Business Trading Company based in Qingdao. (more...)
18 killed, 2 injured in massage parlour fire in China
- February 06, 2017

At least eight people lost their lives in the fire, which lasted for about two hours, and 10 others succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. Pictures on microblog Sina Weibo showed a building engulfed by heavy smoke and people jumping out of windows, while firefighters were trying to tame the blaze. (more...)
Astana initiative seeking an end to Syrian crisis
- February 06, 2017

The two senior officials met in Tehran on Sunday as part of continued consultations between Iran and Russian Federation on finding a solution to the crisis that has plagued Syria for six years. In January, Astana hosted two days of talks between Damascus and opposition groups, with Iran, Russia and Turkey attending the event as mediators. The three countries and the UN Special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, were also present in the conference. (more...)
Burden of Commitment: Trump Reaffirms US Support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Burden of Commitment: Trump Reaffirms US Support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
- February 06, 2017

Fighting between pro-government and Russia-backed separatists flared up near Ukraine's eastern border last week, killing at least 40. According to Reuters, Trump has a "more complicated" relationship with the North-Atlantic Alliance because during his political campaign he promised to cut the United States financing meant to defend other allies. (more...)
Police Nab Hardcore Criminal After Shootout In Delhi's Nehru Place Area Police Nab Hardcore Criminal After Shootout In Delhi's Nehru Place Area
- February 06, 2017

The criminals had come on a Bullet motorcycle. The two criminals fired 8 rounds after which five rounds were fired in retaliation by policemen. The police spokesperson claimed that team of Delhi police officials tried to stop the unknown number of criminals on the basis of a tip. (more...)
Paul Ryan says Iran nuclear deal will stay in place
- February 06, 2017

The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed new sanctions on multiple Iranian individuals and entities to ratchet up pressure on Iran over its missile defense program. The sanctions were imposed by President Obama over the alleged Russian hacking of the USA election in order to help Donald Trump win. Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015 to endorse a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic ... (more...)
Australia's biggest ever cocaine haul was found on this yacht Australia's biggest ever cocaine haul was found on this yacht
- February 06, 2017

The trio appeared before a special bail sitting of Nowra Local Court on Saturday and were refused bail to reappear Sydney's Central Local Court on Wednesday, February 8. Sixteen people are now facing charges relating to the intercept, and Australian border authorities are claiming two criminal drug syndicates have been successfully dismantled. (more...)
Tennessee Vols let game slip away at Mississippi State
- February 06, 2017

Tennessee is a flawless 9-0 this season when it scores at least 80 points, and the Vols have hit that mark in four of their last five SEC games. The Vols led by as many as 19 points in the first half, then watched as that lead got smaller and smaller over the course of the second half. (more...)
Rebels in eastern Ukraine say commander killed in explosion
- February 06, 2017

Officials in Kiev have denied any involvement in Saturday's bomb attack. A sharp escalation in fighting over the past week has killed at least 33 people, centring on Avdiivka, a government-held town just north of rebel-controlled Donetsk. (more...)
U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran over missile tests
- February 06, 2017

The source declined to name the entities . The accusation that Iran violated the nuclear accord was also made by Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It was the first test since Trump entered the White House. US President Donald Trump considered today that "Iran is playing with fire " amid the bilateral contradictions. (more...)
United Nations terms Israel's illegal settlements threat to Palestinians' right to self-determination
- February 06, 2017

The most recent USA ambassador to Israel in the Obama administration, Dan Shapiro, tweeted Friday that the statement, " tells us that Trump's opposition [to] settlement activity, as a negative factor in [Middle East] peacemaking, is in continuity w/ United States policy [for] many years". (more...)
Queen becomes first British monarch to reach Sapphire Jubilee
- February 06, 2017

There are official commemorations planned in her honor, including ceremonial cannon fusillades at a central London park and at the riverside Tower of London. She was in good spirits on Sunday as she greeted well-wishers after attending a church service at St Peter and St Paul in West Newton, Norfolk. The Queen already became the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch, when she turned 89 in 2015. (more...)
Romanian govt to repeal law that goes easy on corruption Romanian govt to repeal law that goes easy on corruption
- February 06, 2017

The EU voiced concern on Wednesday over events in Romania , warning the government must not backtrack on the fight against corruption after thousands protested against an emergency government decree slashing penalties for abuses. He said the justice minister, who championed the law, had taken full responsibility. Protests were also reported in other cities, with some estimates putting the nationwide figure at 500,000. (more...)
Super Bowl LI betting preview: Patriots vs Falcons Super Bowl LI betting preview: Patriots vs Falcons
- February 06, 2017

Regardless of whether the Patriots beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, I believe he already is the greatest quarterback of all time , and Sunday's final score will not change that conviction. The Atlanta Falcons have established themselves as one of the premier offensive attacks in NFL history and lead the league with an average of 33.8 points per game and their quarterback Matt Ryan has been central to that finishing with 4,944 passing yards while tossing 38 touchdowns and only seven ... (more...)
United States warns Iran over ICBM nukes development
- February 06, 2017

The Trump administration believes the new sanctions don't violate the nuclear deal because they are exclusively focused on Iranian entities involved in the missile program or providing support to militant groups designated as terrorist entities by the USA, according to the people close to the deliberations. (more...)
CBCP: War on drugs spurs reign of terror CBCP: War on drugs spurs reign of terror
- February 06, 2017

In its most strongly-worded attack on Mr Duterte's crackdown on drug suspects, the Catholic Bishops' Conference said in a letter that killing people was not the answer to the trafficking of illegal drugs. For his part, House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez said in a text message to reporters: "Sinners they are, the [C] atholic [C] hurch has no moral ascendancy to judge what is right and wrong". (more...)
Romanian government ally criticises official misconduct law
- February 06, 2017

He made this decision after five days of massive protests in Romania , the biggest the country has seen in the last 25 years, saying that he didn't want to see Romania divided in two. "I have been participating in anti-communist protests since 1989 - it is abnormal that after 27 years I am still here". Between 2014 and 2016, 1,171 people were convicted of abuse of power and prosecutors are investigating more than 2,000 other cases. (more...)
Buhari postpones return to Nigeria Buhari postpones return to Nigeria
- February 06, 2017

Mr. Adesina, however, did not state for how long the president would remain in the UK. In a statement issued in Owa-Onire, Kwara on Sunday by the his Special Assistant on media, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed denied ever speaking to anyone on the president's return. (more...)
Probe opened after swastikas put on Chicago synagogue Probe opened after swastikas put on Chicago synagogue
- February 06, 2017

Police received a call at 12:20 a.m. Saturday for "criminal damage in progress" at the temple at 16 S. Clark St., according to Chicago Police. The synagogue's surveillance cameras show a dark-clothed man wearing a mask exit a dark vehicle, plaster swastika stickers on the synagogue's front door, smash the synagogue's front windows with a metal object, then run back to his auto. (more...)