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Ten dead after two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait Ten dead after two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait
- January 22, 2019

The fire broke out as the two ships were transferring fuel from one to the other, reported PTI. Turkey confirmed that 16 of its citizens were aboard the affected vessels. "The search and rescue operation continues", the Maritime Rescue co-ordination Center said in a statement. The accident struck close to the Kerch Strait , which has become a new flashpoint in tensions between Russian Federation and Ukraine. (more...)
Video of child walking with hands up to police goes viral Video of child walking with hands up to police goes viral
- January 22, 2019

Oh, she's holding her hands up". DeLeo praised the police conduct shown in the video , noting that officers let the girl's mother comfort her "even though the mother was a suspect". However, body camera footage released by police shows that after the man exits, police ask him who else is in the vehicle, to which he says is his two-year-old daughter and one-year-old. (more...)
Mexico's anti-fuel theft policy faces scrutiny after deadly pipeline explosion Mexico's anti-fuel theft policy faces scrutiny after deadly pipeline explosion
- January 22, 2019

The leak was caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 100 kilometres north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched a major crackdown on increasing fuel theft, which has cost the country more than £2.3bn previous year, according to the government. (more...)
US, N Korea Officials Hold First 'Productive' High-Level Meeting - State Dept US, N Korea Officials Hold First 'Productive' High-Level Meeting - State Dept
- January 22, 2019

In May, North Korea released three American detainees and sent them home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after his meeting with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. Both parties signed a pledge in Singapore to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, though it was never clear what this would entail. US-North Korea tensions began to abate a year ago with the encouragement of South Korea's dovish president, Moon Jae-in. (more...)
Does Theresa May's Brexit plan B deliver anything new? Does Theresa May's Brexit plan B deliver anything new?
- January 22, 2019

Mr Corbyn accused her of being in "deep denial" about the scale of opposition to her "undeliverable" deal, which was rejected by 230 votes in a Commons vote last week. Lawmakers complained that she was bringing nothing new. "No more phony talks", Corbyn said. "It's like last week's vote never happened". After May sets out her plans for the way ahead, lawmakers are set to table a series of amendments, to be voted upon on January 29. (more...)
Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign logo pays tribute to Shirley Chisholm Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign logo pays tribute to Shirley Chisholm
- January 22, 2019

Hawaiian Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard has also announced her intention to run for president. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris called Kavanaugh "unfit" to serve on the Supreme Court. Although she identifies herself primarily as African-American, as indeed does the U.S. media, Harris has spoken in the past about her influential Indian past that involved summer holidays in Chennai's Besant Nagar, where she visited her maternal grandfather, P V Gopalan, a freedom ... (more...)
Mike Pence compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr Mike Pence compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr
- January 22, 2019

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr . waves to supporters August 28, 1963, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the "March on Washington". Hundreds in Jacksonville will gather downtown to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . Did you all hear that? "His dream is still something we're striving for and I think in today's climate it's important to remember all the things he stood for, and this is a very humble way to of being able to honor him", said ... (more...)
In Video, Trump Gives Support to March for Life Participants In Video, Trump Gives Support to March for Life Participants
- January 22, 2019

Attendees this year's Women's March say that they are confident that the grassroots movement behind the march will help to oust Trump in the 2020 presidential elections. We honor, too, the many men and women who share the precious gifts of life and family by adopting babies and children, welcoming them into their homes and hearts. (more...)
Giuliani tries to clean up comments about Trump Tower Moscow Giuliani tries to clean up comments about Trump Tower Moscow
- January 22, 2019

Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with a Russian effort to sway the 2016 elections in the Republican's favor, as well as possible obstruction by the president. He told CNN's State of the Union: "So what if he talked to him?" while insisting that the president did not instruct Cohen to lie. Cohen, who has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to lawmakers, is expected to testify before the Democratic-led House Oversight Committee on February 7. (more...)
Macron's debate put to test as protesters again take to streets Macron's debate put to test as protesters again take to streets
- January 22, 2019

In Paris , several thousands of people, many waving placards called for Macron to resign while protests in several other cities ended in sporadic clashes, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse hooded protesters who threw paving stones and bottles. (more...)
Masazo Nonaka the World oldest man pass away at the age 113 Masazo Nonaka the World oldest man pass away at the age 113
- January 21, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS Masazo Nonaka , seen in April, eats cake after being recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man in 2018. The world's oldest living person is also Japanese - Kane Tanaka , a 116-year-old woman from Fukuoka. After his retirement, he enjoys passing time watching Sumo Wrestling , Samurai Drama, eating candies particularly cakes, regularly soak at the springs and he loves wearing his trademark knit cap and moves around the Inn in his wheelchair. (more...)
Mueller disputes report that Trump told Cohen to lie to congress Mueller disputes report that Trump told Cohen to lie to congress
- January 21, 2019

BuzzFeed reported that during questioning by Mueller , Cohen said the president directed him to deceive Congress about key facts linking Trump to the proposed deal in Russian Federation. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia said that he wanted to question Cohen about the BuzzFeed report, while adding that "we don't know whether the new report about Cohen being told to lie by the president is true or not". (more...)
WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally
- January 21, 2019

WhatsApp is introducing a limit to the number of people you can forward a message to at once in a bid to curb the spread of fake news , Hindustan Times reports . One of the key changes being mulled was asking companies like WhatsApp to enable traceability of messages on its platform to stem the circulation of fake news and child pornography. (more...)
Kamala Harris: ‘I am running for president of the United States’ Kamala Harris: ‘I am running for president of the United States’
- January 21, 2019

Harris is the third USA senator and the fourth woman to join the 2020 fray. Speaking of waiting, Harris reportedly aimed to launch her campaign at a rally over the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend in Oakland if not MLK Day itself, which is today. (more...)
No ice in the forecast for Butler County News Extra 0 comments No ice in the forecast for Butler County News Extra 0 comments
- January 21, 2019

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service advises those who are traveling in the storm to be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. WHEN... From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. A winter storm watch was issued for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning for parts of northern, central and western IL. (more...)
Prince Philip spotted driving again 48 HOURS after horror crash Prince Philip spotted driving again 48 HOURS after horror crash
- January 21, 2019

The female driver of the Kia, 28, sat in a police auto wrapped in a paramedics jacket while cradling her nine-month-old son in the aftermath of the crash. In 2016, alongside the queen , he drove former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle around Windsor Castle after they landed nearby in the presidential helicopter. (more...)
Extreme cold warning issued for Guelph Extreme cold warning issued for Guelph
- January 21, 2019

Environment Canada says the temperature will hover at around -20 C at around 9 a.m. but it will feel closer to -30 with the wind chill. The Bellville area could still get up to 2 inches of snow today. Beginning tonight, our area will settle into an extended period of very cold temperatures and unsafe wind chills. Another cold night was in the forecast for Monday night in West Virginia before slightly milder temperatures Tuesday ahead of the arrival of the next weather system on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths
- January 21, 2019

The president described the United States immigration system as being "badly broken for a long time", particularly due to decades-long "partisan gridlock and national neglect". "Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues", Durbin said. Their comments were echoed by Chuck Schumer, the senior Senator from NY, who branded Trump's deal "one-sided and ineffective". (more...)
Brexit 'plot extremely concerning', Downing Street says Brexit 'plot extremely concerning', Downing Street says
- January 21, 2019

Downing Street insisted that cross-party talks were continuing. The government's "Plan B" - which is due to be set out on Monday and debated in the House of Commons the following week - would be rendered null and void if the MPs legislation were passed. (more...)
Lebanese FM: Egypt plays great role in Arab region Lebanese FM: Egypt plays great role in Arab region
- January 21, 2019

Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki stated Friday that the reduced representation at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit (AESD), now hosted by Beirut , does not undermine its importance. Aoun expressed his "regret" that most Arab heads of state had failed to attend the summit, saying they had "no excuse for their absence". Hezbollah, which fights alongside Assad, and its political allies including Aoun have urged rapprochement with Damascus. (more...)
Judge to sentence ex-Chicago policeman for 2014 shooting of teen Judge to sentence ex-Chicago policeman for 2014 shooting of teen
- January 21, 2019

During sentencing, Van Dyke sat expressionless, unshaven and wearing a yellow-orange jail uniform. During Friday's hearing, residents told of alleged past mistreatment at the hands of the officer. She says Van Dyke's two daughters have been bullied and that the older one even had the words " 16 shots " written on her school desk. The video also prompted the dismissal of the city's police superintendent and calls for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. (more...)
Thousands Of Flights Cancelled Due To Massive Storm Thousands Of Flights Cancelled Due To Massive Storm
- January 21, 2019

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories were in effect Sunday morning across a large portion of the country from the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians to the northern Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
UNHCR appalled at news of refugee and migrant deaths on Mediterranean Sea UNHCR appalled at news of refugee and migrant deaths on Mediterranean Sea
- January 21, 2019

An Italian military plane first spotted the sinking dinghy as it struggled in rough waters, and threw two safety rafts before having to retreat due to a lack of fuel. Last year, 2,262 people lost their lives trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, according to the UNHCR. "We can not turn a blind eye to the high numbers of people dying on Europe's doorstep". (more...)
Six suspects, one Canadian, in court over Nairobi hotel attack Six suspects, one Canadian, in court over Nairobi hotel attack
- January 20, 2019

For more than a decade, al-Shabaab, an Islamist insurgency with close ties to al Qaeda, has eluded a USA -backed military campaign that draws troops from five different East African countries, including Kenya . According to the police, 11 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack. The attack was denounced on Friday in Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighborhood that is home to many ethnic Somalis and has been targeted in massive police operations against suspected extremist cells. (more...)
Syrian Air Defence Systems Thwart Israeli Attack Syrian Air Defence Systems Thwart Israeli Attack
- January 20, 2019

According to Arab media reports, including in Syria, it was in all likelihood a response to an attack against Hezbollah positions. Residents of the capital said they heard five explosions early Sunday afternoon, apparently the sound of air defenses firing into the air. (more...)
Kosovo provocations break global law, destabilise Balkans: Putin Kosovo provocations break global law, destabilise Balkans: Putin
- January 20, 2019

The Balkans are often cast as a battleground between Eastern and Western powers, though all countries in the region aspire to join the European Union and most are already allied with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Several liberal Serbian rights groups issued a statement on Thursday protesting "glorification of Vladimir Putin's authoritarian regime". Mr Putin accused the "US and some other Western countries" of trying to secure dominance in the Balkans, by absorbing Montenegro into North ... (more...)
Extreme cold warning issued for much of southern Ontario Extreme cold warning issued for much of southern Ontario
- January 20, 2019

Those areas include Brantford, Woodstock, London, Strathroy, Simcoe, Delhi, Sarnia, St. Thomas, Chatham-Kent and Windsor. The OPP and Peel Regional Police are warning drivers of slippery roads and highways across Southern Ontario with several collisions reported already as of 4 p.m. (more...)
Sudan protesters plan march on parliament, more demos Sudan protesters plan march on parliament, more demos
- January 20, 2019

A witness said that mourners attacked a police auto that arrived at the scene. "We are calling for a march to parliament in Omdurman on Sunday", it said referring to Khartoum's twin city where parliament is located. The rallies began in response to increasing living costs and rapidly morphed into a wider call for Bashir to step down as they spread to several parts of the country, including the war-torn Darfur region . (more...)
Taliban Must Talk To Afghan Government: U.S. Envoy Taliban Must Talk To Afghan Government: U.S. Envoy
- January 20, 2019

However, the visit was rescheduled after Khalilzad was said to be engaged in meetings in Kabul . Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad on Thursday from Afghanistan and held delegation level talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and also met Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. (more...)
Keir Starmer says 'public vote has to be an option' for Labour Keir Starmer says 'public vote has to be an option' for Labour
- January 20, 2019

Stamford MP Nick Boles is pushing ahead with his Bill to delay Brexit by nine months, if the Prime Minister can not secure a deal. Britain's political impasse over Brexit is fueling concerns that the country may crash out of the European Union on March 29 with no agreement in place to cushion the shock. (more...)

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