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Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency
- January 12, 2018

He didn't rule out signing another emergency declaration in three months should officials need more time to better address the crisis . Wolf acknowledged that the declaration is not a "silver bullet", but hoped it would streamline the state's attack. (more...)
Mamata Banerjee receives D.Litt, says her life is full of negligences Mamata Banerjee receives D.Litt, says her life is full of negligences
- January 12, 2018

At an official, high-profile event in London, attended by Mamata Banerjee , the chief minister of West Bengal , a few Indian journalists were allegedly caught pilfering silver cutlery from their table and one was made to pay a fine of £50, according to a report in the Outlook . (more...)
European Court: All EU Nations Must Recognize Rights of Same-Sex Couples European Court: All EU Nations Must Recognize Rights of Same-Sex Couples
- January 12, 2018

A new ruling by the European Court of Justice has been announced which would require all EU member states to recognise the rights of same sex couples. The couple challenged the decision in Romanian court, claiming it was discrimination based on sexual orientation. Same-sex marriage is recognized in at least a dozen European Union countries-including Germany and Malta, which passed legislation previous year. (more...)
4 injured in multiple strong earthquakes in Iran 4 injured in multiple strong earthquakes in Iran
- January 12, 2018

The epicenter of the quake was 31 km west of Kerinshah at a depth of 10 km. The border between Iran and Iraq was rattled by three magnitude-5 earthquakes , striking Baghdad on Thursday, AP said, citing the US Geological Survey. That area is home to many shallow faults, he said. Sarpol-e Zahab suffered half of the temblor's casualties. Iran sits on major seismic fault lines and is prone to frequent earthquakes . (more...)
White one of the smartest players in Australian cricket: Stoinis White one of the smartest players in Australian cricket: Stoinis
- January 12, 2018

The 34-year old's call-up comes after a relatively good domestic season where he is now the second highest run-scorer in the BBL and years of vast experience leading his domestic side, something to which Trevor Hohns , the Australian national selector, pointed out to their choice. (more...)
Joe Arpaio Is Running for the US Senate Joe Arpaio Is Running for the US Senate
- January 12, 2018

President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio a year ago for violating the terms of a court order in a racial profiling case. The Arizona Senate race is heating up with the latest announcement that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is throwing his hat into the ring. (more...)
"Talks on Terror can go on": Government confirms India, Pak NSAs met
- January 12, 2018

Earlier, a news report had suggested that a " secret " meeting between Pakistan's National Security Advisor retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua and India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had taken place on December 27 in Thailand. (more...)
Rain, melting snow may cause flooding in Capital Region Rain, melting snow may cause flooding in Capital Region
- January 12, 2018

The winter weather advisory cautions travelers to prepare for slippery roads throughout MA on Saturday , as a flash freeze will quickly turn water and slush into ice. The steady rain begins to move into the area after Midnight and will pick up in intensitiy throughout the day on Friday . The system is expected to exit the region Friday night . (more...)
Firefighting efforts resume on burning tanker off China Firefighting efforts resume on burning tanker off China
- January 12, 2018

Chinese media said the tanker was still on fire and at risk of exploding. Rescuers have found the body of one Iranian crew member and rescued another 21 Chinese nationals from the bulk carrier. The shipment, destined for Panama, was worth around $60 million. The Sanchi has operated under five different names since it was built in 2008, according the United Nations -run International Maritime Organization. (more...)
Kenya Airways announces its inaugural direct flight to US Kenya Airways announces its inaugural direct flight to US
- January 12, 2018

Passengers on the flights - billed to be fastest connection between East Africa and the United States - will pay Sh89,000 and Sh257,634 introductory fares for an economy and Premier World tickets respectively. The announcement cements Kenya as a top investment hub in East Africa and firmly positions JKIA as the region's aviation hub. American firms with a deep presence include IBM, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft and Cisco. (more...)
Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials
- January 12, 2018

The Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioned two officials described as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs". But the clock is ticking on that campaign, as North Korea marches onward toward a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile potentially capable of reaching the entire United States . (more...)
Fewer patients waiting on a bed in Letterkenny hospital Fewer patients waiting on a bed in Letterkenny hospital
- January 12, 2018

St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 57 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department. The previous highest level of overcrowding was recorded on 3 January past year when 612 patients were waiting for a bed. (more...)
Arizona trails Oregon State 22-21 at halftime Arizona trails Oregon State 22-21 at halftime
- January 12, 2018

He's second in the Pac-12 with 5.3 assists per game and was named the conference player of the week after averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 assists to lead Colorado to the upsets over the Arizona schools. The Wildcats found their offense in the second half, scoring 41 points in the game's final 20 minutes. This year's team is in a similar boat as the 2013-14 one. (more...)
I-65 south remains closed near Seymour due to fiery crash I-65 south remains closed near Seymour due to fiery crash
- January 12, 2018

The crash is on I-65 near the 43 mile marker. Southbound lanes remained closed until 9pm. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. As a result of the crash, some of the chemicals from Okpeh's vehicle spilled inside the trailer and onto the roadway. (more...)
United States still at a loss to explain Cuba 'attacks' on envoys United States still at a loss to explain Cuba 'attacks' on envoys
- January 12, 2018

According to the DOS officials, the "health attacks" intensified past year, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to expel Cuban diplomats and evacuate American personnel. So far, USA officials have not confirmed what caused the it or who was behind it. "Any U.S. official briefed on matter knows full well that while method of attack still in question, that attacks & injuries occurred isn't". (more...)
Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County Colorado shooting: 5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in Douglas County
- January 12, 2018

At one point, the gunman opened fire at them, killing one and wounding several others. Campus security's concerns were validated when Colorado authorities responded to a complaint of verbal disturbance at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch , nearly 20 miles south of Denver . (more...)
Rand slides as Zuma resignation talk is dismissed Rand slides as Zuma resignation talk is dismissed
- January 12, 2018

The South African Presidency said South Africa and Kenya enjoy very warm bilateral relations underpinned by strong historical and political bonds. Corruption allegations have tarnished Zuma's image as well as eroded his support base and he was ordered last month to appoint a judicial inquiry into the alleged graft within 30 days. (more...)
Japan PM arrives in Europe amid N. Korea tensions Japan PM arrives in Europe amid N. Korea tensions
- January 12, 2018

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to deal with the comfort women issue responsibly. Officials noticed the panel was missing from the Boeing 747, one of two jetliners used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for foreign trips, after it flew from Tokyo to its base on the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, a spokesman for the Japan Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said. (more...)
James Kauffman: Murder Charge for Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed James Kauffman: Murder Charge for Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed
- January 12, 2018

Kauffman , a New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce, authorities said Tuesday. (more...)
Arpaio's Decision to Run Shakes Up Senate Race in Arizona Arpaio's Decision to Run Shakes Up Senate Race in Arizona
- January 12, 2018

They have education here and help out and be good ambassadors from the United States to their country. During an interview on NPR's Morning Edition , Arpaio called to deport beneficiaries of an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which grants work authorization and deportation relief in two-year increments to almost 800,000 applicants. (more...)