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Another fire breaks out in Mumbai, this time in Session Court's premises Another fire breaks out in Mumbai, this time in Session Court's premises
- January 08, 2018

No casualties have been reported. Fire officials said the first call was made around 7.50 this morning. Local Shiv Sena corporator Sujata Sanap said that since it was dark as electrictrical equipment were switched off, fire fighting was a challenge for fire officials. (more...)
Four cricketers arrested for 'respecting' Pakistan national anthem Four cricketers arrested for 'respecting' Pakistan national anthem
- January 08, 2018

The arrests came in after the video went viral on social media . The 1.45-minute video showed one team in green jerseys like the Pakistani cricket team. Police have registered a case under Unlawful Activities Act and have arrested four players, besides calling others for questioning. However, reports claim that this is not the first time that such an incident happened. (more...)
Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow
- January 08, 2018

Even as he began his speech, Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin was on his feet trying to raise some issues. The Governor paused and asked Stalin to calm down and take his seat. Later, talking to reporters outside the assembly premises, Mr Stalin said the Governor, instead of directing Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami to seek a trust vote (afterhis government fell short of majority when 18 MLAs withdrewtheir support and subsequently disqualified by the Speaker), reading out the ... (more...)
Stony Brook family's cruise to Bahamas rocked by winter storm Stony Brook family's cruise to Bahamas rocked by winter storm
- January 08, 2018

Passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise were treated to monstrous waves, winds, rain, and flooding for multiple days as the ship made its way to New York City, navigating right into the storm that made headlines all week, passengers told CBS New York Friday. (more...)
Stop abusing Zuma's name: Mantashe Stop abusing Zuma's name: Mantashe
- January 08, 2018

Our responsibility is to ensure a reconnection with the population, he added. Speaking of the new leadership, he said it came at a time when the party was at its lowest and must recover. In what appeared to be a clear swipe at Zuma, Mantashe said Ramaphosa was wealthy. "If he steals we will ask him, "why do you steal because you have enough", Mantashe said, again to applause. (more...)
Tsunami and landslide ALERT after dormant volcano erupts for first time ever Tsunami and landslide ALERT after dormant volcano erupts for first time ever
- January 08, 2018

Before that, the volcano may have been one of two "burning islands" referenced by English explorer and pirate William Dampier in his journals. Kadovar Island, located some 25 kilometres north of PNG's mainland has sent smoke clouds kilometres high and billowing over East Sepik. (more...)
Family launches frantic search for Pennsylvania college student missing in Orange County Family launches frantic search for Pennsylvania college student missing in Orange County
- January 08, 2018

He left without telling his parents. Bernstein walked into the park and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Blaze Bernstein, 19, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was reported missing when he failed to return to his parents home in Foothill Ranch, California , while home on winter break. (more...)
CIA's Pompeo: Trump Is an 'Avid Consumer' of Information CIA's Pompeo: Trump Is an 'Avid Consumer' of Information
- January 08, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's mental abilities in the wake of a book claiming Trump does not read or properly process information presented to him. "He listens closely to his daily briefing". The White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the book "complete fantasy" while an attorney for Trump sent a "cease and desist" threat to the book's author and publisher. (more...)
UP govt issues 'GO' on noise pollution UP govt issues 'GO' on noise pollution
- January 08, 2018

The court has directed that the authorities' permission will be required for using loudspeakers at religious places on special occasions. The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the removal of unauthorised loudspeakers from religious and public places in the state. (more...)
5 dead after fire breaks out at bar in Bengaluru 5 dead after fire breaks out at bar in Bengaluru
- January 08, 2018

Smoke and fire was noticed by some people at that time who informed the fire services. The deceased were workers of the restaurant and they were reportedly sleeping inside the bar when the blaze started. Two fire engines and one fire rescue vehicle which were summoned to the scene managed to put out the fire before it spread to neighbouring buildings. (more...)
North Korea likely to participate in Winter Games North Korea likely to participate in Winter Games
- January 08, 2018

Kyodo cited a source as saying that North Korean IOC member Chang Ung appears to be headed to Switzerland for talks with the IOC on Pyongyang's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . It wasn't clear whether that meant athletes or just officials. They come just one month before the February 9 opening ceremony for the Winter Games. North and South Korea on Friday agreed to hold high-level talks next week, with North Korea's potential participation in the Olympics in Pyeongchang ... (more...)
Explosion Said to Target Anti-Government Rebels in Idlib Kills 18 Explosion Said to Target Anti-Government Rebels in Idlib Kills 18
- January 08, 2018

The nature of the attack was not immediately clear. According to the SOHR, three sisters were among the civilians who were killed in the explosion. He did not specify the cause of the blast, but activists on social media said a vehicle bomb was responsible. (more...)
Modi reviews security, policing at meet of DGPs, IGPs Modi reviews security, policing at meet of DGPs, IGPs
- January 08, 2018

From here, Modi will depart for Tekanpur where he will participate in an ongoing meeting of police forces of states and paramilitary forces. However, the authorities have also assessed the road security as PM might have to travel by road due to uncertain weather conditions.After night halt at BSF academy, he will leave for New Delhi on Monday evening. (more...)
Schumer pushes Trump to sign fentanyl detection bill Schumer pushes Trump to sign fentanyl detection bill
- January 08, 2018

Roughly 60 percent of the country's mail passes through JFK's worldwide mail facility and 84 shipments of the drug were detected there previous year. "Every day we wait, someone is going to die". The New York Democrat says he wants John F. Kennedy International Airport to be among the first locations to get the new high-tech drug scanners because it is a major port of entry. (more...)
NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya
- January 08, 2018

Addressing the returnees Onyeama said: "On behalf of the President, I welcome you back to your country". The President put all resources at our disposal to bring you back. I want to assure you that you will not be abandoned". Onyeama admitted there had been difficulties in identifying the number of Nigerians in Libya, as many were undocumented or in detention centres not controlled by the authorities. (more...)
Turkey to Germany: Time for 'new beginning' Turkey to Germany: Time for 'new beginning'
- January 08, 2018

Relations between Turkey and Europe - and Germany in particular - hit a low point previous year with the arrests of German citizens and fierce rhetoric from Mr Erdogan. "Likewise, Germany is an important country for Turkey, given that there are millions of people living in Germany who are of Turkish descent". A majority of Germany's ethnic Turkish voters backed Mr Erdogan in the April 2017 vote. (more...)
60-year-old woman killed in house fire in Queens 60-year-old woman killed in house fire in Queens
- January 08, 2018

The victim has been identified as Rita Sklar. Her husband wasn't home at the time of the blaze. The exact cause of the fire was still under investigation Sunday evening. "She was badly burned". On a Facebook page, which neighbors said belonged to Sklar's husband, a video is posted that uses the word "tumors in her head" and "chemotherapy" to describe her condition. (more...)
Angela Merkel hopeful of breakthrough in coalition talks Angela Merkel hopeful of breakthrough in coalition talks
- January 08, 2018

The five-day talks will include Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democrats (SPD). Poland's previous Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that helping in this way is not only cheaper but more effective, whereas European Union migration policy was not putting a stop to additional waves of migrants to Europe. (more...)
Theresa May to reshuffle cabinet tomorrow Theresa May to reshuffle cabinet tomorrow
- January 08, 2018

Speaking on the BBC 's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, she refused to be drawn further on details of the shake up. May said she would remain in office "as long as people want me to serve", and hoped to lead her party into the next election, due by 2022. (more...)
Malaysia: Former PM Mahathir tapped for election run Malaysia: Former PM Mahathir tapped for election run
- January 08, 2018

Pakatan Harapan today announced Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PBBM) chairman Dr Mahathir as its prime minister candidate and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for deputy prime minister if the opposition won the 14th General Election. (more...)
U.S. figure skating runner-up snubbed for Olympics U.S. figure skating runner-up snubbed for Olympics
- January 08, 2018

Among the other Olympic contenders, two-time defending pewter medalist Grant Hochstein skated what was perhaps the short program of his career, scoring 92.18 to beat his previous best US score by 12.92 points and put him in fourth, while reigning silver medalist Vincent Zhou is in fifth after earning 89.02 points. (more...)
Nadal will be fine for Australian Open - Moya Nadal will be fine for Australian Open - Moya
- January 08, 2018

The Grand Slam is still a week away and anything can happen between now and then. "I've played nearly 1500 times so you have to be careful now". "Rafa was looking for match play and of course we were more than happy to oblige", said tournament director Peter Johnson. (more...)
Mueller looks deeper into talk at Trump Tower Mueller looks deeper into talk at Trump Tower
- January 08, 2018

The president's daughter encountered Kremlin-connected attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin outside the elevators in the Fifth Ave. They reportedly exchanged pleasantries by the elevator of the hotel. President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and son-in-law Jared Kushner - who is now a senior White House adviser - were all part of the meeting. (more...)
Man died in house fire in central Minnesota Man died in house fire in central Minnesota
- January 08, 2018

It is believed that extra wood pieces were placed too close to the stove and ignited. She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate-to-severe burns, and her 6-year-old was treated for minor burns before being released to family members. (more...)
Killed in Wrong Way Crash along I-5 Near Woodland Killed in Wrong Way Crash along I-5 Near Woodland
- January 08, 2018

Calls about a Chevrolet driving southbound on the northbound side of Interstate 5 began coming in 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, according to a CHP press release. The single person in the Chevrolet and all five people in the Dodge were killed. CHP Officer Rodney Fitzhugh said officers were alerted to the wrong-way driver just minutes earlier by other motorists traveling on I-5 near County Road 17, north of Woodland. (more...)
South Korea proposes date for Olympic talks with North Korea South Korea proposes date for Olympic talks with North Korea
- January 08, 2018

Seoul's quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he is "open to dialogue" with South Korea in the New Year, but has warned the U.S. "Contacts and dialogues between the North and the South will expand exchanges and cooperation and we should dispel mutual misunderstanding and distrust, and take responsibility in our role as the main agent for reunification". (more...)
Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48 Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48
- January 08, 2018

Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 22 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. High: 54. Wind: NW 10 miles per hour. Forecasters say Friday will be rainy and windy throughout the mid-valley, with gusts reaching 24 miles per hour and highs in the mid-50s. (more...)
Dunkin' Donuts to remove artificial dyes from donuts while overhauling menu Dunkin' Donuts to remove artificial dyes from donuts while overhauling menu
- January 08, 2018

Dunkin' also said it has removed all artificial dyes from its doughnuts in the United States. Tony Weisman, c.m.o. of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. It's our goal to meet the evolving needs of our guests, including their preference for more nutritional transparency and simpler ingredients, while maintaining the great taste and fun, vibrant colors expected from Dunkin' Donuts. (more...)
Worboys: Parole Board to be reviewed, says Theresa May Worboys: Parole Board to be reviewed, says Theresa May
- January 08, 2018

The decision to free the serial sex attacker nine years after he was jailed prompted dismay from victims, as well as questions around why all of the 102 complainants had not seen their cases brought to trial. In 2010 the Metropolitan Police said dozens of other women had come forward and the total number of his victims could be more than 100. Legislative changes could be needed in order to make Parole Board decisions more transparent, she conceded. (more...)
Under the Los Angeles shootings, four dead Under the Los Angeles shootings, four dead
- January 08, 2018

Former classmate and neighbor Scarlette Barajas said the daughter was a popular track star at a local school. In a shooting in a suburb of Los Angeles, four people were killed. Investigators had not yet determined motive in the killings, Moore said. Neighbors and friends told the CW affiliate KTLA that Amy and the children were involved in the community and well-liked, but Michael was not as much. (more...)

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