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2 people injured in fire at Trump Tower in New York City 2 people injured in fire at Trump Tower in New York City
- January 10, 2018

Trump's primary residence was in the building before his election victory and inauguration almost a year ago. Fire at Trump Tower: The cause of the fire is not yet known. The Department said its fighters were at the scene of the fire. Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, the spokesman, Firefighter Jim Long, said. (more...)
Mandatory anthem fiat out, SC says it's optional Mandatory anthem fiat out, SC says it's optional
- January 10, 2018

The centre had set up the committee after the top court, in October previous year, observed that the people "cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves" and it can not be assumed that if a person does not stand up for the national anthem, he or she is "less patriotic". (more...)
India to play two T20s in Ireland India to play two T20s in Ireland
- January 10, 2018

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) a year ago announced to host Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match. Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom was clearly delighted at securing the two-match series against one of the world's cricketing superpowers. (more...)
No release for Padmavat in Rajasthan confirms Chief Minister No release for Padmavat in Rajasthan confirms Chief Minister
- January 10, 2018

The movie, which was earlier set to arrive in theatres on December 1 previous year, will now release on January 25. Replying to a question as to why it was being released in India then, he said that the controversial part had been removed from the film. (more...)
Italy's coast guard rescues scores of migrants off Libyan coast Italy's coast guard rescues scores of migrants off Libyan coast
- January 10, 2018

Italian navy and coast guard vessels were involved in the rescue. When rescuers arrived in the early afternoon, some 20 migrants were still in the dinghy while others were in the water. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been rescued at sea and taken to southern Italian ports in the last few years, including almost 119,000 last year. (more...)
What everyone is missing in Zuma's state capture announcement What everyone is missing in Zuma's state capture announcement
- January 10, 2018

Zuma has been accused of collaborating with the Indian Gupta family in looting the state coffers. The court ordered Zuma to appoint a commission within 30 days that must be selected by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Zuma wanted Madonsela's remedial action set aside. In a statement, the party reiterated its March call for Zuma to step down. "It would be inappropriate for the president to decide the terms of reference for an investigation on allegations he is implicated (in)‚" the SACP ... (more...)
64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean 64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean
- January 10, 2018

Libyan coastguard vessels picked up almost 300 refugees from three boats off the coast of the North African country Tuesday, but one rubber boat was punctured and the coastguard only found 16 survivors clinging to its wreckage. It has since become a frequently used route to Europe for those fleeing poverty and conflict. Italy is working with various groups and authorities in Libya in an attempt to slow the flow of newcomers. (more...)
Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan
- January 10, 2018

Last week, Zinke announced plans for 47 potential leases across the country, including one on Florida's coast off the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The surprise move by the Trump Administration on Tuesday to reverse plans for new offshore oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida quickly spurred multiple calls by officials in other states for the same exemption, as Democrats said the move reeked of a political favor for Republican Governor Rick Scott in the Sunshine State. (more...)
Teacher Arrested After Questioning Superintendent's Pay Raise During Board Meeting Teacher Arrested After Questioning Superintendent's Pay Raise During Board Meeting
- January 10, 2018

Hargrave spoke to the Vermilion Parish school board during the public comments portion of a meeting on Monday to discuss teacher pay and raises, according to KATC in Louisiana . After posing another question, an Abbeville city marshal on duty at the meeting grabbed Hargrave and removed her from the meeting. Something occurred in the hall, and five-foot tall Hargrave fell to her knees and Reggie put the handcuffs on her, then arrested her in the hall as the meeting continued. (more...)
North Korea's Nuclear Drive will Upend Detente North Korea's Nuclear Drive will Upend Detente
- January 10, 2018

Marcotte, who also coaches a team from South Korea , first spoke with Ryom and Kim early a year ago at the Asian Winter Games in Japan, congratulating them on their performance and improvement. "I didn't know what to expect to tell you the truth, but the boy and the girl have such a great friendship and partnership", Marcotte said. "We will continue to have these discussions in a positive and constructive way". (more...)
Search for missing flight MH370 set to resume Search for missing flight MH370 set to resume
- January 10, 2018

The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the almost three-year official search last January. Beyond that area, Ocean Infinity will receive $70 million, Liow said. The U.S. -based company Ocean Infinity has undertaken the task of continuing the hunt, which began Tuesday in the southern Indian Ocean. The deal was made on a, meaning the company will only be paid if plane is recovered. (more...)
Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees? Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees?
- January 10, 2018

Leader of Opposition and DMK's working President MK Stalin raised objections when the Bill was being introduced, stating, "We are strongly opposing the draft which provides Salary hike for MLAs". "Protests would continue in front of Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board offices across the state of Tamil Nadu", said Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) leader A. (more...)
Iranian tanker ablaze after collision off China; 32 missing Iranian tanker ablaze after collision off China; 32 missing
- January 10, 2018

The official said the tanker was owned by the National Iranian Tanker Co. and had been rented by a South Korean company, Hanwha Total Co. Chinese media said the tanker was still on fire Tuesday and at risk of exploding. Right after the hit, the tanker spilled oil and burst into flames . The environmental impact was not immediately clear, and the Chinese government did not give details as to the size of the spill. (more...)
Texas Tech Snaps Winning Streak with 75-65 Loss to Oklahoma Texas Tech Snaps Winning Streak with 75-65 Loss to Oklahoma
- January 10, 2018

So when Chris Beard was hired by the Red Raiders in April 2016, one of his first calls was to the legacy recruit who was living in the back yard of one of Tech's Big 12 rivals. Young finished with 27 points, scoring 22 in the second half, while also chipping in nine assists, four steals and two rebounds in the win. The game is the third in four games for the Sooners against a top-10 opponent. (more...)
Madrasas produce terrorists, should be brought to mainstream education system: Wasim Rizvi Madrasas produce terrorists, should be brought to mainstream education system: Wasim Rizvi
- January 10, 2018

After as many as 51 girls were rescued on 30 December in a raid on a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh , Shia Waqf Board said that all madrassas being run on Waqf properties will be closed down, Pioneer reported. The Maharashtra government has already ordered a high-level probe after receiving my letter, " claimed Rizvi in Lucknow on Tuesday. Following Rizvi's remarks, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi called him the "biggest joker, and the most ... (more...)
Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts Due To Illness Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts Due To Illness
- January 10, 2018

An email explaining the cancellations from Ticketmaster says in part that "u$3 nfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson's performance concluded early". His respiratory issues have been well-documented, and many are quick to draw a connection between these health hangups and his even more well-documented affinity for marijuana. (more...)
Stephen Miller 'escorted off CNN set' after heated Jake Tapper interview
- January 10, 2018

The CEO of Macmillan, the parent company of the publisher behind Michael Wolff's " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", on Monday said the company will not acquiesce to a demand from President Donald Trump's lawyer to cease distributing the book. (more...)
Gayle King: Oprah isn't running for president, except if she is Gayle King: Oprah isn't running for president, except if she is
- January 10, 2018

Known to millions by her first name, Winfrey, 63, has been a cultural force in the country for decades. Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King , has downplayed any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president . She had Donald Trump - this is before politics - her last week. A critique in Slate on Monday was headlined "Oprah?" Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who was the public face of some of the Trump administration's early missteps past year, said on the ... (more...)
Assange asylum 'not stable,' Ecuadorian embassy says Assange asylum 'not stable,' Ecuadorian embassy says
- January 10, 2018

Ecuador said yesterday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , who has been holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the United Kingdom and the worldwide community. (more...)
Australia experiences its third-hottest year on record: BOM Australia experiences its third-hottest year on record: BOM
- January 10, 2018

Only 2005 and 2013 were warmer, based on records kept for about a century. "Despite the lack of an El Niño - which is normally associated with our hottest years - 2017 was still characterised by very warm temperatures", said Dr Karl Braganza, head of climate monitoring. (more...)

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