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World News Three magnitude-5 earthquakes strike Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad - USGS
Author: 0 Three magnitude-5 earthquakes strike Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad - USGS

A magnitude 7.3 quake in the same area in mid-November killed at least 530 and injured more than 8000. The epicentre, with a depth of 8km, was determined to be at 33.78 degrees latitude and 45.74 degrees longitude. The official IRNA news agency says the temblor rocked the village of Hojedk, located about 700 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of Tehran early on Thursday.

World News Trump's FISA Tweet Shows Why the 25th Amendment Is Unnecessary
Author: 0 Trump's FISA Tweet Shows Why the 25th Amendment Is Unnecessary

A former senior White House official backed up Huckabee Sanders' claim telling ABC that banning certain electronics in the West Wing has been discussed since the early days of the Trump administration. Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, asked Ryan to pull the bill from consideration, according to a senior Democratic aide.

World News Congresswomen Will Wear Black to President Trump's State of the Union Address
Author: 0 Congresswomen Will Wear Black to President Trump's State of the Union Address

There had been talk, according to NBC News , of inviting the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault , but that was squashed. Her assailants were never indicted. In the aftermath of Sunday night's award show, critics and supporters alike have wondered if Hollywood's all-black solidarity wardrobe would reverberate through other industries.

World News NYC's Unprecedented Climate Action: Divest Pension Funds from Oil Companies
Author: 0 NYC's Unprecedented Climate Action: Divest Pension Funds from Oil Companies

The biggest city in the USA said on January 10 that it's suing BP Plc, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell Plc claiming they're the world's largest industrial contributors to climate change. "Climate change is here and is harming New York City". Works carried out using this initial funding will be the "first step" in preparing the city for climate change, but more will be needed.

World News 1 injured in semi fire on I-65
Author: 0 1 injured in semi fire on I-65

Wednesday, according to ISP Versailles post Sgt. Stephan Wheeles. Wheeles said one of those semis was carrying hazardous chemicals. Houses within a half-mile have been evacuated, according to his Twitter feed. A passenger in one of the vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Traffic was being diverted off I-65 at Exit 50.

World News To protest minor's rape, murder, Pak anchor goes on air with daughter
Author: 0 To protest minor's rape, murder, Pak anchor goes on air with daughter

The girl's father, who was away in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah when the incident happened, slammed the police for its callous attitude, prompting the administration to rope in officials from the military and ISI to trace the killers. When Zainab was missing her, uncle Muhammad Adnan reported an FIR on Jan 4 in Sadar Police Station of Kasur. Pakistani Nobel Prize victor Malala Yousafzai recently joined the family's call for justice.

World News Bipartisan Vote Saves Federal Government's Ability To Spy On Americans
Author: 0 Bipartisan Vote Saves Federal Government's Ability To Spy On Americans

It is now scheduled to expire January 19. Trump's tweets came shortly after a " Fox and Friends " segment that highlighted the FISA program, calling it "controversial". Today, their concern rings more hollow". During his " Executive Time " this morning, a three-hour block which we are coming to understand as being an extended period of watching Fox News , tweeting and eating Happy Meals, he was addressed by one of the guests on the flickering talk-box to oppose the renewal of the ...

World News Louisiana governor considering work requirements in Medicaid
Author: 0 Louisiana governor considering work requirements in Medicaid

In order to implement any new policy based on the guidance, states would have to propose the changes through waivers and wait until they are granted federal approval. "It is telling that both the Trump administration and the states proposing work requirements also have proposed major cuts to Medicaid that would take away coverage from millions of people", said Eliot Fishman, senior director of health policy of Families USA.

World News 12 in the nation for online bachelor's degree programs
Author: 0 12 in the nation for online bachelor's degree programs

The University of South Carolina - Aiken was tied with 12 other schools. The School of Nursing's online bachelor's degree program (RN-BS), which admitted its first class in 2012-13, was ranked No. The publication US News and World Report has updated its Online MBA Ranking for 2018. Consequently, indicators like standardized test scores and high school class rankings that are used by the publication to rank brick-and-mortar colleges are not used to rank online programs.

World News Expect freezing rain, snow Wednesday night into Thursday
Author: 0 Expect freezing rain, snow Wednesday night into Thursday

Today , it will be partly sunny with a high near 51, the weather service said, and a south southeast wind of 7 to 13 miles per hour. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow before noon. Sunday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Thursday , rain is likely before 7 a.m., then sleet is likely between 7 a.m.

World News Kia Plans 16 New Electrified Vehicles by 2025
Author: 0 Kia Plans 16 New Electrified Vehicles by 2025

Woong-cheol Yang, Vice Chairman and Head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Center. The nod to urban usage may be a hint that Kia still expects to launch a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for long-distance zero-emission travel; its sibling unveiled the production version of its 2019 Hyundai Nexo an hour before the Kia made its debut.

World News Steyer Hedges on Democrats
Author: 0 Steyer Hedges on Democrats

Many observers predicted that Steyer would run either for governor of California in 2018 or for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dianne Feinstein (D), but in a Monday interview, Steyer said , "I'm not going to run for anything". "I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help save our country". The environmentalist is one of the wealthiest Democratic donors in politics - he spent more than $ 91 million during the 2016 campaign, including donations to candidates, super PACs and NextGen ...

World News Deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds
Author: 0 Deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds

He was transported to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and passed away shortly after 2 a.m. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy came under fire while chasing down the suspects after a 911 call warned of an intruder around 11:30 p.m.

World News Saudi Warplane Crashes In Yemen; Pilots Escape
Author: 0 Saudi Warplane Crashes In Yemen; Pilots Escape

The Saudi-led military coalition, which is launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, sealed off Yemen after Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels toward the Saudi capital city of Riyadh in early November.

World News Two injured after fire at Trump Tower in New York
Author: 0 Two injured after fire at Trump Tower in New York

By 8 a.m., the smoke had cleared and firefighters appeared to have left the scene, footage showed. Trump commissioned architect Der Scutt to create an imposing, dominating structure that the Trump Tower website describes as "a world-famous testament of Mr Trump's grand vision".

World News Texas reporter vanishes after telling friend she was being followed
Author: 0 Texas reporter vanishes after telling friend she was being followed

She had texted her roommate that a suspicious man in a blue truck was following her, according to Houston-based KPRC . A reporter for a Texas college football team who mysteriously went missing on the weekend was found on Monday, Jan. But in the early hours of Monday morning, Brian Perroni, a former colleague, wrote on Twitter that her vehicle, purse, wallet and phone have been found in the Houston Galleria area.

World News Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station
Author: 0 Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

The couple had been cycling past the device when the man stopped to investigate it. "The woman who was with the man was several meters behind him", police officer Lars Alvarsjo told Swedish Television. The explosion occurred late on Sunday morning at the Varby Gard station, in Stockholm's south-west. The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade.

World News President Trump Announces Delay of Fake News Awards
Author: 0 President Trump Announces Delay of Fake News Awards

Taking to Twitter, where he often does his little rants, Trump said that he will announce on this coming Monday his new - in all capital letters - "MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR". Trump has continued to attack mainstream outlets like the "failing" New York Times , even while he gives them interviews. "Stay tuned!" he tweeted. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.

World News U.S. fails to get UNSC action on Iranian protests
Author: 0 U.S. fails to get UNSC action on Iranian protests

And Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo - whose country isn't a Security Council member but was invited to participate Friday - said the protests had gotten "direct encouragement by foreign forces including by the president of the United States".

World News Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists
Author: 0 Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists

Emma Stone , Susan Sarandon , Meryl Streep , Michelle Williams , Laura Dern , Emma Watson , Shailene Woodley and Amy Poehler are all getting involved, which they say was inspired by the #TimesUp campaign. - Marai Larasi , executive director of Imkaan , a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women, will be Ms.

World News Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term
Author: 0 Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term

In 2013, Prasad was convicted in the first fodder scam case and was sentenced to five years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs25 lakh by another special CBI court. Addressing the reporters, minutes after the announcement of quantum of punishment in fodder scam, JDU Spokesperson KC Tyagi said that we welcome the decision, this will prove to be a historic decision in Bihar politics.

World News ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump 'F***ing Stupid'
Author: 0 ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump 'F***ing Stupid'

ESPN suspended her on the grounds that she violated the company's social media policy. Many accused ESPN of being hypocritical by being selective with whom they discipline and how they're disciplined. In the fall, ESPN implemented new social media guidelines for its staff stating that employees should avoid "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric" and 'refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians and political parties, ' Sporting News reported .

World News 'Jeopardy!' releases statement about Alex Trebek injury
Author: 0 'Jeopardy!' releases statement about Alex Trebek injury

Longtime " Jeopardy! " host Alex Trebek has been forced to take a hiatus from the show after undergoing a surgery to remove blood clots from his brain. Trebek is expected to make a full and complete recovery and return to the 'Jeopardy!' studio for taping in mid-January, according to the program's producer Sony Pictures Entertainment.

World News Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission
Author: 0 Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission

He followed that up with another tweet asking Americans to "push hard for voter identification". "The obstacles and impediments used to hinder the work of the Commission is evidence that there are many politicians and activists who want to prevent the American people from finding out the truth", Von Spakovsky wrote.

World News In case of USA action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR
Author: 0 In case of USA action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR

The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad who has emerged as one of the vocal critic of Pakistan and has accused it of being a state sponsor of terrorism made the remarks ahead of the announcement of White House actions to pressurise Pakistan.

World News Lottery fever hits United States as Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1bn
Author: 0 Lottery fever hits United States as Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1bn

Sherita Lee has more specific plans if she wins. "Then, it breaks my heart seeing homeless people on the side of the street". "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". "And we've got this special $5 bundle - the "5 buck bundle.' If you go in and ask for a '5 buck bundle", you get one of all three ticket, the NSJ ticket being free".

World News Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

According to AFP , which quoted officials, 13 people were killed in the blast which was claimed by Daesh, adding to the carnage caused by the militant group in the Afghan capital. This comes as the local residents and eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said that the suicide attack took place at the end of a demonstration in the area.

World News Home of Roy Moore accuser burns, investigated as arson
Author: 0 Home of Roy Moore accuser burns, investigated as arson

Johnson , who is presently staying in a motel, was told by a neighbor that the suspect in question made a comment wondering if the house was going to burn that morning. While the Etowah County Arson Task Force also reports their investigation does not lead them to believe the fire is related to Roy Moore or the allegations against him, they do not say how they were able to determine that so quickly.

World News North Korea missile crashes into its own cities
Author: 0 North Korea missile crashes into its own cities

North Korea conducted a missile test on April 28, 2017 that didn't go quite as planned. The report quoting USA government sources say that the missile failed within a minute of its flight. "However, as the Google Earth imagery of the incident demonstrates, the Tokchon facility is located adjacent to what appear to be residential and commercial buildings".

World News Roy Moore accuser sues for defamation
Author: 0 Roy Moore accuser sues for defamation

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, also names Moore's campaign as a defendant. Instead, she is requesting reimbursement of legal costs, a public apology from Moore, and a court order preventing him and his campaign from attacking her.

World News United States suspending more than $255m in security aid to Pakistan
Author: 0 United States suspending more than $255m in security aid to Pakistan

The new development comes days after Trump accused Pakistan of reciprocating to years of U.S. aid with lies and deceit. "The US will suspend that kind of security assistance to Pakistan ", she said. "The Trump administration decision has abundantly vindicated India's stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as the role of Pakistan is concerned in perpetrating terrorism", according to minister of state in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh, NDTV reported on January 2, 2018.

World News Call for 'latte levy' to cut disposable coffee cup waste
Author: 0 Call for 'latte levy' to cut disposable coffee cup waste

The government has agreed that plastic waste is a problem, and has promised to look into a tax on single-use plastics, and plans to reveal a new policy later this year. Britain's biggest coffee chain, Costa, gives a 25p discount. The vast majority end up in landfill or incineration, with 500,000 a day dropped as litter.

World News U.S. calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests
Author: 0 U.S. calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests

She said: "This is the precise picture of a long opressed people rising up against their dictators". Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. "As we hear reports that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test , I hope that does not happen, but if it does we must bring even more measures to bear on the North Korean regime", Haley said.

World News Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018
Author: 0 Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018

The cash option on the prize is an estimated $225.9 million. And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. Only once before in history have two U.S. It's rare for the jackpots in both games to get so big. The Powerball jackpot has reached $440 million. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million.

World News Serena Williams makes her comeback
Author: 0 Serena Williams makes her comeback

Williams called it a "wonderful" match despite the defeat - she took the second set in a score of 6-2, 3-6 and 10-5 in a super tiebreaker. I am taking it one day at a time. Serena enjoyed what she described a 'new experience' . 'It felt good to be back out there . I guess it's kind of all a blur. "This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast".

World News Round Rock Police search for dead woman's roommate and her two children
Author: 0 Round Rock Police search for dead woman's roommate and her two children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Round Rock Police Department are asking for the public helps to locate missing children Luluvioletta Bandera-Magret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14. He may be headed toward Louisiana, according to KHOU . Griffith is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has a stud on the right side of her nose and braces as well, authorities said.

World News Wind chill advisory in effect until Wednesday
Author: 0 Wind chill advisory in effect until Wednesday

An arctic air mass from Canada and North America is to blame, he said. A slight chance (20 percent) of stray snow showers in the early evening, especially south of the city. Limit your exposure to the cold by wearing heavier lined coats, hats, and gloves. We may warm above the freezing mark Sunday . As everyone is getting ready to head back to work and back to school on Tuesday , unfortunately, it'll be tough to get out of bed coming off a long holiday AND knowing it's still going to be ...

World News Americans Among 12 Killed in Fiery Plane Crash in Costa Rica
Author: 0 Americans Among 12 Killed in Fiery Plane Crash in Costa Rica

Former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said on Twitter that her cousin was one of the victims killed in the crash. A plane carrying 10 US citizens and two local residents crashed in a wooded area, killing everyone on board Sunday, Costa Rican authorities said Sunday.

World News JeM claims responsibility for fidayeen attack on CRPF camp
Author: 0 JeM claims responsibility for fidayeen attack on CRPF camp

Four CRPF jawans were killed and several others were injured in the attack. Security forces near the encounter site. The militants initially said to be two, barged into the Lethpora centre from the hillside and killed two CRPF men. One of deceased was identified as constable Saif-ud-din Ganai of Nowgam in Srinagar . "There is quite possibility of similar type of attack on other camp also" CRPF said.

World News Two Suspects Charged With Quadruple Homicide
Author: 0 Two Suspects Charged With Quadruple Homicide

Tedesco said that he's "confident" there will not be any more arrests in this case. Both suspects, from Schenectady , New York, were arraigned in Troy City Court on Saturday, with the next court appearance scheduled for Thursday. "I don't have the word", he said the next day. We'll keep you updated as new developments are made public. The Troy Boys & Girls Club is also raising money through a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of funeral services for the victims.

Author: 0 Oppong Weah Deserves To Be President Of Liberia - FA Cup Vice Chairman

Weah thanked outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for sustaining peace in Liberia over the last 12 years, and for her commitment to the first democratic transfer of power in 73 years. Weah's rags-to-riches story has been an inspiration to many supporters who call him "King George". Weah's critics have said his brief experience in politics will be a challenge for the nation.

World News Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia
Author: 0 Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia

Just how anti-LGBT is Mike Pence? Protesters showed up the following month, dancing their way through the neighborhood and to the house Pence had rented ahead of the inauguration. Pence opposed 2009 legislation that would expand federal hate-crime statutes to include protections based on gender, disability and sexual orientation.

World News Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27
Author: 0 Erica Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner Dies at 27

Garner suffered "major brain damage" from a heart attack last weekend. Erica's family tweeted this from her official account: "When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery. The mother of two had remained on life support Thursday morning.

World News Shivering US could use some global warming, Trump says in tweet
Author: 0 Shivering US could use some global warming, Trump says in tweet

President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming " with bitterly cold temperatures expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. " A year later, he added: "Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee - I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing". "Groan - you really understand climate change , don't you.?" one Twitter user wondered.

Author: 0 At least 10 killed in Cairo church attack: Egypt Health Ministry

A gunman on a motorcycle opens fire outside a church and at a store in a south Cairo suburb, killing at least eight Coptic Christians, and a policeman. Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region. Also, the Italian Embassy in Egypt strongly condemned Friday's heinous attack in Helwan.

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