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One dead at Palamedu jallikattu One dead at Palamedu jallikattu
- January 15, 2018

The police said the incident happened at the end of the bull taming enclosure, known as the "collection point". However, the raging bull reportedly jumped into the packed grandstands. The district which borders Tamil Nadu is also the native of Chief Minister N. Chandrababau Naidu who himself is celebrating the festival of harvest at his Naravaripalli village home. (more...)
School stabbing injures teacher, 20 students in Perm, Russia School stabbing injures teacher, 20 students in Perm, Russia
- January 15, 2018

A video from the scene shows one of the suspects being taken from the school by police, head down and in handcuffs. "The individuals who have injured themselves and others are boys, their condition is now being established, they are in hospital". (more...)
UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flight; Doha denies it UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flight; Doha denies it
- January 15, 2018

Emirates and Etihad did not immediately respond to requests from The Independent for comment. "The flight was a regular, scheduled service on a known flight-path that met all the required and internationally recognized approvals and permits". (more...)
After federal court order, Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals After federal court order, Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals
- January 15, 2018

In his meeting with a group of senators, he had questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation. (more...)
Martin Luther King III: Embrace father's ideals 'now more than ever' Martin Luther King III: Embrace father's ideals 'now more than ever'
- January 15, 2018

The great civil rights leader honored just this week with President Trump signing a bill, designating the King National Historic Site a National Park, the first National Park to honor an African American. The town of Red Springs will celebrate with an evening of song starting at 6 p.m. today at Jones Chapel Baptist Church. Sheppard said the theme for this year's event is "Today is tomorrow: The Urgency is Now" which is from one of King's speeches. (more...)
Gal Gadot accepts Critics' Choice Awards honor with inspiring speech Gal Gadot accepts Critics' Choice Awards honor with inspiring speech
- January 15, 2018

While accepting with his wife and co-writer/executive producer Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani-still wearing his Time's Up pin-said, "We're very happy that our movie is coming out in a year when Hollywood is having a lot of hard conversations with itself and we're amplifying voices that have been silenced for too long. (more...)
Pochettino: 'Kane can break new Premier record' Pochettino: 'Kane can break new Premier record'
- January 15, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino is "very happy with the incredible performance", providing his stamp of approval on Tottenham's 4-0 demolishing of Everton . "I think I saw a lot of very exhausted players", Blues manager Antonio Conte said. James Ward-Prowse scored his first two goals of the Premier League season for Southampton but that wasn't enough to give the Saints a desperately-needed win as hosts Watford rallied to draw 2-2. (more...)
PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- January 15, 2018

A spokesperson for the latter said that the best thing Abbas could do for the Palestinians is to rip up the Oslo Accords and end security cooperation with Israel , while an Islamic Jihad spokesperson said that there was no reason to participate in the event, "as its results are known in advance". (more...)
'Indefensible': Haitian-American Rep. on Trump's Remarks 'Indefensible': Haitian-American Rep. on Trump's Remarks
- January 15, 2018

The president said he was misquoted, which recordings appear to corroborate. Lewis said that Trump had undermined 25 years of African goodwill towards the USA "to essentially give the back of his hand to 49 countries south of the Sahara creates real problems in many ways". (more...)
Weekly weather: a cold and unsettled week ahead Weekly weather: a cold and unsettled week ahead
- January 15, 2018

The showers will turn wintry in many areas by dawn and falls of snow are possible in places, mainly over high ground. Temperatures are set to drop as the day goes on and showers will turn wintry in this evening with winds reaching gale force along the west coast. (more...)
I am not a racist, says Donald Trump I am not a racist, says Donald Trump
- January 15, 2018

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology. However, Republicans and Democrats have both said they either heard Trump say it, or heard directly from colleagues who did. "He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". (more...)
Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language
- January 15, 2018

Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. The diversity lottery would also be eliminated under the deal, freeing up about 50,000 visas offered by the State Department each year to immigrants from places that have not been sending as many immigrants over the past five years. (more...)
Casino boat catches fire in Port Richey Casino boat catches fire in Port Richey
- January 15, 2018

A preliminary investigation showed the fire broke out at about 4:17 p.m. EST from an apparent engine issue, said Shawn Whited, division chief with Pasco Fire Rescue. About 50 people were on board. Pasco Sheriff's Office patrol, marine and the air units responded to the scene in addition to New Port Richey police, Port Richey police, Florida wildlife officers and the Coast Guard, according to Patch . (more...)
L leader found dead in Karachi L leader found dead in Karachi
- January 15, 2018

His body has been transferred to Jinnah Hospital. They said that investigation from Hassan's relatives has also been launched. According to preliminary details, the body, under mysterious conditions, was recovered from a auto near Ilyas Goth which was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College for autopsy. (more...)
Sri Lanka lifts 'sexist' 39-year ban on women buying alcohol Sri Lanka lifts 'sexist' 39-year ban on women buying alcohol
- January 15, 2018

The 1979 law prohibiting the sale of any type of alcohol to women on the island of 21 million people was overturned in an effort to strike sexist bills from the statute books, said a spokesman for the Finance Ministry. Sirisena's request to the Supreme Court caused quite a stir when Rajapaksa declared that he could run for president again if the court ruled in favour of Sirisena. (more...)
Trump says that DACA immigration program is 'probably dead'
- January 15, 2018

President Donald Trump again blamed Democrats on Sunday night for the stall in talks over a potential immigration deal as the threat of a government shutdown looms this Friday. John Lewis, D-Ga., said on "This Week". "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked, referring to lawmakers who were meeting with him in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump is said to have made the comments. (more...)
President Kovind lays stone for Vipassana meditation centre President Kovind lays stone for Vipassana meditation centre
- January 15, 2018

The day commemorates the death anniversary of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, a renowned Vipassana teacher from Myanmar, and the pagoda is built as a token of gratitude to him. The President informed that in 1972, Acharya Vinoba Bhave had told Satya Narayan Goenka to teach Vipassana to school children. Kovind was welcomed at the airport by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis this afternoon. (more...)
Married couple killed when SUV collides with train in Nash County, NC Married couple killed when SUV collides with train in Nash County, NC
- January 15, 2018

Whitakers Police Chief Cofield says the accident happened around 2:30 p.m.at the railroad crossing near South East Railroad Street and East Nash Street when the driver of the auto tried to beat the train and go around the stop arms. When the crash happened 120 passengers were on the train. The crash is still under investigation. Eugene Lyons was a pastor at a church in Whitakers, according to multiple media outlets. (more...)
NFC Championship Game 2018: Who will win -- Eagles or Vikings? (DMan poll) NFC Championship Game 2018: Who will win -- Eagles or Vikings? (DMan poll)
- January 15, 2018

Stefon Diggs caught 64 for 849 with eight TDs. "It's their time " the Hall of Famer said of his former team. "I've been a Vikings fans from Day 1, and it's been tough", he said. "There's 30 seconds to go, you're down by two, fourth quarter, playoffs". But one big pass from Case Keenum - and an embarrassing whiff from Williams , who completely missed his tackle attempt on Diggs , changed everything. (more...)
JeM fidayeen killed in Kashmir JeM fidayeen killed in Kashmir
- January 15, 2018

The state government forces killed four Jaish-e-Mohammad ( JeM ) militants in Dulanja area of Uri in district Baramulla on Monday morning. When challenged and asked to surrender, the militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, they said, adding that security forces also retaliated ensuing a fierce encounter. (more...)
Flake's upcoming speech compares Trump's criticism of media to Stalin, report says Flake's upcoming speech compares Trump's criticism of media to Stalin, report says
- January 15, 2018

Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., plans to deliver a speech Wednesday before Trump announces the winners of his self-described "fake news" awards . Sen. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Flake on "This Week" Sunday about his plan to deliver the remarks as part of a series of speeches about Trump and his relationship with the truth and the press. (more...)
Summit Securities Group LLC Has Upped Holding in Bank Amer Corp (BAC)
- January 15, 2018

The stock decreased 6.69% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $2.51. About 1,419 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Bank of America had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 66% are positive. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, August 25. (more...)
Residents grieve, commit to rebuilding after mudslides Residents grieve, commit to rebuilding after mudslides
- January 15, 2018

A further 462 homes, including Oprah's , have been damaged. "It's martial law here, basically". She said: "If you've never been there, Montecito is a small town". Traffic is at a standstill on the 101 Freeway which was closed between Ventura and Santa Barbara during a winter rain storm in Ventura, California , U.S. (more...)
Peters to attend North Korea talks Peters to attend North Korea talks
- January 15, 2018

But the United States and others say the worldwide community must look at ways of expanding a broad range of sanctions aimed at North Korea's nuclear programme. North Korea's dictator would be likely to interpret a "bloody-nose" attack as the beginning of a full-out war, tempting him to retaliate immediately and in full - including with nuclear weapons - to maximize his chances of survival. (more...)
M1 Closed In Both Directions Following Truck Fire M1 Closed In Both Directions Following Truck Fire
- January 15, 2018

Emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M1 about 12.50pm after the two trucks, including a fuel tanker, collided and one caught fire. While northbound traffic is banked up around 7.5km, with diversions in place at the Mandalong Road exit. Police remain at the scene and crash investigators will examine all the circumstances surrounding the crash. (more...)
Modi receives Netanyahu at airport, says visit 'historic' Modi receives Netanyahu at airport, says visit 'historic'
- January 15, 2018

The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary. The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the lancers from three Indian cities - Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore, who were part of the "15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade". (more...)
Roof at Merriweather Post Pavilion Collapses Roof at Merriweather Post Pavilion Collapses
- January 15, 2018

However at around 2:30 this [Saturday] morning, the roof unexpectedly fell. The cause of the collapse is under investigation, according to the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission that owns the property. "Was not our decision, but the bright side is all the money we save on imploding". A rep for the venue said the accident will not delay its re-opening. (more...)
Liverpool keen on Sporting Lisbon winger Martins Liverpool keen on Sporting Lisbon winger Martins
- January 15, 2018

The Reds also finally agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last week and are believed to have received as much as £145m for the transfer of the Brazil global. The Reds are also said to be willing to pay Martins, 22, around five times as much in wages as he is earning at Sporting. That report also noted that Sporting have the right to cancel out any club triggering his release clause by paying the player €1.5 million (£1.3 million) and increasing his get-out fee to €100 million ... (more...)
Man, 13-Year-Old Girl Killed in NYC Apartment Fire Man, 13-Year-Old Girl Killed in NYC Apartment Fire
- January 15, 2018

Nelson Rojas, 62 and his daughter, Yolanda Rojas, 13, were found unconscious and unresponsive inside an apartment. The teen and the man were transported to a local hospital, police said, where they were pronounced dead. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. The fire was contained to a single apartment and was under control approximately an hour after it started. (more...)
Following 'Shithole' Comments, Trump Insists He's Not a Racist Following 'Shithole' Comments, Trump Insists He's Not a Racist
- January 15, 2018

Trump has threatened to end DACA, but he seemed to keep the door open for a deal when he told reporters before dinner on Sunday night: "We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal...." One participant at the meeting on Sunday denied that Trump used the term and another said he did not recall Trump making such comments. (more...)

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