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Security beefed up after bombs found near Mahabodhi temple Security beefed up after bombs found near Mahabodhi temple
- January 20, 2018

The police officials have confirmed that two cane bombs have been found at Bodh Gaya temple. "It is said that the blast happened in a flask kept under a generator at a tea shop/kitchen opposite the ground". Taking cognisance of the State Government request and religious importance of the temple across the world, the MHA directed CISF to make a security audit and proposal of deployment of force. (more...)
Paes, Raja lord over fifth seeds Paes, Raja lord over fifth seeds
- January 20, 2018

Having lost the first tiebreak 7-3 they edged the second, but lost the decider 8-6 when Purav hit a clean victor. Not done with the heroics, Raja hit a return victor on Soares' serve, who was defending the match, to seal the contest and take the team forward at the Australian Open. (more...)
GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump's GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump's "s**thole" comments were racist
- January 20, 2018

There's still some room", Graham said , later adding , "I don't think John Kelly's irrational. While Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, underscored his account, Republican Senator David Perdue, who was also at the meeting, on Monday said Trump did not use the word " shithole ". (more...)
Pope Francis Performs Mid-Air Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants on Plane Pope Francis Performs Mid-Air Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants on Plane
- January 20, 2018

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Speaking to thousands of people deep inside the Amazon, the Argentine pope said "The native Amazonian peoples have probably never been so threatened on their own lands as they are at present". (more...)
At least 11 dead, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash At least 11 dead, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash
- January 20, 2018

Officials said 46 people were injured in the crash, which happened in the Eskisehir area in the north-west of the country. The two drivers, who received minor injuries, have been detained and prosecutors have launched an investigation, according to Dogan. (more...)
'Morning Joe' Host Accuses Senators of Lying to Defend Trump 'Morning Joe' Host Accuses Senators of Lying to Defend Trump
- January 20, 2018

His comments come as congressional leaders of both parties and top White House officials continue to negotiate an agreement to fund the government days before it is set to run out of money . There were six of us in the room. Trump reportedly used the word "s**thole" to describe Haiti and El Salvador, as also African countries while discussing immigration issues with U.S. (more...)
Martin King Jr.'s nephew maintains that Trump isn't racist Martin King Jr.'s nephew maintains that Trump isn't racist
- January 20, 2018

Trump also expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white. She joins the two Republican senators, David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who were in the room for the " shithole " moment but not only denied that it was said (Trump's use of the vulgar word was widely confirmed, even by Fox News , and not denied by the White House until Trump tweeted a partial denial the next day) but also disparaged the integrity of Durbin ... (more...)
Trump's first year hampered by high staff turnover Trump's first year hampered by high staff turnover
- January 20, 2018

She said presidents need to have the best and brightest around them, as the job is enormously challenging and there are many issues to handle. Similarly, disapproval of the USA president has soared from 28 to 43 percent over the same time period. (more...)
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South
- January 20, 2018

Conversations between the two Koreas relative to the Winter Olympic Games are well received by the global community while considering them as a step forward to distension in the Korean peninsula. President Donald Trump accused Russian Federation in unusually harsh terms of helping North Korea evade United Nations sanctions meant to press the country to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (more...)
Government shuts down amid Senate disagreements Government shuts down amid Senate disagreements
- January 20, 2018

Democrats had insisted that any bill to renew government funding also contain permanent protections for approximately 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally into the United States as children. MCEVERS: To talk about this, we are joined by NPR's Kelsey Snell, who is on Capitol Hill. "What will it take for President Trump to say yes and learn how to execute the rudiments of government", Schumer said. (more...)
Learn The Home Intelligence Committee's Interview With The Head Of Fusion GPS Learn The Home Intelligence Committee's Interview With The Head Of Fusion GPS
- January 20, 2018

Simpson's interview was released by the committee on Thursday following a unanimous vote to make it public. It follows the emergence of comments made by his lawyer Joshua Levy to the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors previous year that "somebody's already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier". (more...)
S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms
- January 20, 2018

Sources have confirmed to HuffPost SA that there is consensus among the ANC's highest decision-making body, its National Executive Committee, that party officials must engage with President Jacob Zuma on his process of stepping down as Head of State. (more...)
'Close the Deal.' Congress Wants President Trump to Be Decisive on Immigration
- January 20, 2018

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn , R-Texas, said that he met Wednesday with his No. 2-ranking counterparts from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate on an immigration deal. Only a week ago, Trump told lawmakers that he would sign essentially whatever they put in front of him to resolve several immigration issues. "I want him back". (more...)
Foreigners abducted in Kaduna regain freedom after three days Foreigners abducted in Kaduna regain freedom after three days
- January 20, 2018

Two suspected kidnappers were also reportedly arrested by a combined team of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Counter Terrorism Unit and Kaduna State Police Command. However, the kidnapping of foreigners is not uncommon. He did not say if a ransom was paid before their release. "It was the efforts of the police through the directives of the IGP that led to their release". (more...)
N.Korea will send advance team to South N.Korea will send advance team to South
- January 20, 2018

The unexpected cancellation could be a sign of trouble, but for the time being, it is unclear why North Korea made a decision to cancel the trip. South and North Korean athletes make the two sides' first joint entrance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. (more...)
Nasrallah denies United States drug trafficking accusations Nasrallah denies United States drug trafficking accusations
- January 20, 2018

Referring to French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri without naming him, Nasrallah added: "How is it not normalization when a Lebanese director goes to Israel several times after obtaining a visa from an Israeli embassy". Nasrallah said Spielberg's name is on a "black list" of Israeli supporters and noted he was blacklisted by the League for donating $1 million to Israel during its 2006 war with Lebanon. (more...)
Why Anthony Scaramucci Deserves A Triumphant Return To The White House Why Anthony Scaramucci Deserves A Triumphant Return To The White House
- January 20, 2018

According to White House doctor Ronny Jackson , Mr Trump scored a flawless 100% on the 30 question Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA ), created by medical professionals to test for dementia. Despite what he said were concerns about Trump's weight, diet and exercise levels, Jackson declared the President in "excellent" health , which he predicted would hold up for the remainder of his term. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Fired by Yemen's Houthi Rebels Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Fired by Yemen's Houthi Rebels
- January 20, 2018

The Saudi defense air forces intercepted on Saturday a ballistic missile that was sacked by the Iran-backed Houthi militias towards the Kingdom, announced the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The war has left more than 10,000 civilians dead, displaced some two million people and pushed millions to the brink of starvation. The economic collapse has contributed to the breakdown of basic services, which in turn has fuelled a cholera outbreak that ... (more...)
Israel pays Jordan $5 million to compensate families of killed citizens Israel pays Jordan $5 million to compensate families of killed citizens
- January 20, 2018

According to the statement, the two countries also reached an agreement over a shooting incident in March 2014 when a Jordanian judge was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the Allenby Bridge Border Crossing between Israel and Jordan. On July 23, a Jordanian man of Palestinian origin attacked Israeli security guard Ziv Moyal with a screwdriver, whereupon Moyal killed the assailant. (more...)
Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Sexually Abused by Larry Nassar Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Sexually Abused by Larry Nassar
- January 20, 2018

Judge Aquilina questioned what Nassar was asking for in the letter . "There's no truth in here". "I just feel like I am too anxious and stressed out now to be around anyone", survivor Amy Labadie said . "When the courageous women started speaking out back then, more than a year after the USOC says they knew about Nassar , they were dismissed". Raisman finished her impact statement to applause from fellow victims and other attendees in the MI courtroom. (more...)
Australian Open revenge for Maria Sharapova Australian Open revenge for Maria Sharapova
- January 20, 2018

After a five-setter against Denis Kudla , all fifth seed Dominic Thiem said was: "I'm off to have an ice bath". Sharapova quickly established her dominance after a hold to love and then getting the early break. Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the first major of the season. The 2014 champion was being way too ambitious. (more...)
Macron hints at EU-UK trade compromise Macron hints at EU-UK trade compromise
- January 20, 2018

However, despite his meddling, the French President is expected to do in the Brexit talks, the ex-Ambassador also said Mr Macron would want the final deal to be a success. 'And you should understand that you can not, by definition, have the full access to the single market if you don't tick the box'. He said that as soon as a country decides not to join the European Union preconditions, then it can not be considered full access. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif's daughter to contest next Pakistan polls? Nawaz Sharif's daughter to contest next Pakistan polls?
- January 20, 2018

Ousted prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif will address a rally in Haripur today (Saturday) as part of party’s mass-contact campaign. He further said that Imran had vowed to bring a number of changes to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa but had failed to fulfil any of his promises. "This is our province too", he said. (more...)
India's entry into nuclear groups reaffirms its non-proliferation commitment: Modi India's entry into nuclear groups reaffirms its non-proliferation commitment: Modi
- January 20, 2018

This is the third export control grouping that New Delhi has joined over the a year ago. "Our credentials have been established since we have become members of these three groups, latest being Australia Group". India, like all other members of the AG, is a signatory to both the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). India joined the MTCR in June 2016, followed by the Wassenaar Arrangement in December 2017. (more...)
Countdown on to avoid U.S. shutdown Countdown on to avoid U.S. shutdown
- January 20, 2018

But Democrats taking a hard line on legislation connecting government funding to the popular program known as DACA appear to have the backing of their constituents, and more overall say President Donald Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be responsible for a shutdown if one happens. (more...)
China vows China vows "necessary measures" after U.S. warship nears Huangyan Island
- January 20, 2018

On the evening of 17 January, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said on its website on Saturday. The spokesperson said the US side's behavior has broken basic protocols of worldwide relations, voicing China's strong dissatisfaction. The U.S. fears the outposts could be used to restrict free movement there, and has conducted several so-called freedom of navigation operations in the area. (more...)
Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says
- January 20, 2018

Trump and Congressional Republicans are seeking increased funds for border security and changes to the lottery and "chain migration" programs in exchange for providing permanent protection for "Dreamers" in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (more...)
Senator Lindsey Graham: Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show' Senator Lindsey Graham: Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show'
- January 20, 2018

Their response to the widespread reports of Trump's language, however, generated a bit of controversy itself. Perdue initially said he did not recall whether the President made the comment. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was also in the meeting, declined to confirm to a SC newspaper whether Trump used the vulgar expression, even though Graham reportedly told Sen. (more...)
White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve
- January 20, 2018

Regarding his physical health, Jackson said the president has an "above average" capacity for exercise for someone his age as well as "energy" and "stamina". Jackson says Trump is healthy and should remain so for the remainder of his presidency. "He's just one of those people, I think, that does not require a lot of sleep". (more...)
Mailu orders probe into claims of rape at KNH Mailu orders probe into claims of rape at KNH
- January 20, 2018

On the same note new mothers complained of being sexually harassed by mortuary attendants as they went to breastfeed their babies at the newborn unit during the night. As earlier reported by Tuko.co.ke, the hospital was also recently on the spot over poor quality of health services. In her post, she talks about seeing a woman dressed in Christian regalia being caught red-handed trying to steal something from another lady's bag. (more...)

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