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5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests 5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests
- January 22, 2018

The latest round of anti-government protests on December 31, 2017 turned deadly, with protest organisers saying a dozen people were killed after taking to the streets to demand that Kabila step down. Kabila has promised to hold elections in December. "If they decide to repress, there will be no peace", he said. The protests organised by the Catholic church have been supported by global bodies and countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland. (more...)
Trump budget chief can't explain why Republicans blocked troop pay during shutdown Trump budget chief can't explain why Republicans blocked troop pay during shutdown
- January 22, 2018

If Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is right, the government shutdown may not wrap up as quickly as many are hoping. "I think you've seen the White House show openness to expand that population, while Democrats have said there are other people who should be apart of the DACA population because they were either afraid or didn't apply to the program", Short continued. (more...)
Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada
- January 22, 2018

Ocado's worldwide deals are turning out to be a bit like buses. This weighed on its shares and attracted the attention of short sellers. Ocado shares jumped by nearly 10 per cent after this announcement. Sobeys had recorded sales of C$23.8 billion past year. "Sobeys intends to play to win in Canadian online grocery shopping". The entire Canadian food retail industry was put on its heels last June when Amazon announced its US$13.7-billion takeover of Whole Foods. (more...)
George Weah: From goals to polls George Weah: From goals to polls
- January 22, 2018

Weah won presidential elections previous year to emerge the successor to Sirleaf beating then vice president Joseph Boakai twice in a space of three months. When asked by AFP about his first priorities once he is inaugurated today, Weah said maintaining the peace enjoyed by Liberians for the last 12 years under outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the list. (more...)
New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Joins #MeToo Movement New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy Joins #MeToo Movement
- January 22, 2018

Tamara Harris, a Democratic candidate running for office in the 11th Congressional District, said she was encouraged by the thousands of women, men and children that she spoke with and witnessed participating in Saturday's march. "Morristown is rich with revolutionary history and I am proud to add this new chapter to our history today". Newton resident Sally Gibson said she attended the inaugural Women's March a year ago in Washington. (more...)
United Kingdom army chief Nick Carter calls for cash to counter Russian Federation 'threats' United Kingdom army chief Nick Carter calls for cash to counter Russian Federation 'threats'
- January 22, 2018

Sir Nick will tell the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) that the UK would not be able to match Russia's expeditionary force capabilities and that proposed military cuts would leave the UK vulnerable. "The time to address these threats is now - we can not afford to sit back.Our ability to pre-empt or respond to threats will be eroded if we don't keep up with our adversaries", he will tell the London-based think tank. (more...)
Hertl goal helps Sharks edge Penguins Hertl goal helps Sharks edge Penguins
- January 22, 2018

Casey DeSmith got the start last night because Matt Murray is away from the Penguins due to the death of his father and backup Tristen Jarry started on Wednesday in their 5-3 loss to the Ducks. "We're trying to give them as much rest as possible". The Sharks were down 4-0 early in the second period and clawed back within a goal before falling. (more...)
"School Choice Week" aims to raise awareness about education options for kids
- January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week began Sunday, January 21 and almost 7 million Americans will take time this Week to learn about the school choice options available in their community and celebrate the schools and education environments they've already found. (more...)
Arrested terrorist was trying to revive SIMI, IM Arrested terrorist was trying to revive SIMI, IM
- January 22, 2018

After returning from Saudi Arabia, he started to visit India clandestinely to revive SIMI-IM, when he realised that SIMI leaders had been arrested or had fled India, said Kushwah. The alleged terrorist is a native of Madhya Pradesh's Rampur. Qureshi, a father of three, had a narrow escape from the police several times. Qureshi was a software engineer working with a multinational firm before he left his job in 2001 to pursue "jihad" in India. (more...)
Kalamazoo doctor in the USA for 40 years detained by Immigration Kalamazoo doctor in the USA for 40 years detained by Immigration
- January 22, 2018

Now, family, friends and colleagues are working to support his effort to stay in the United States, fearing deportation, as Niec waits in a jail cell. 'Now, they're using this expunged case that's stamped non-public record against him, ' Niec-Villaire told WWMT . Niec reportedly pled guilty to the charges under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which helps young first-time offenders keep charges off of a criminal record, but ICE does not honor the state plea agreement. (more...)
World Economic Forum in Davos out to heal 'a fractured world' World Economic Forum in Davos out to heal 'a fractured world'
- January 22, 2018

Trump's plans of a weekend trip to his resort in Florida were also cancelled . It does, however, state that these narratives have emerged in "the United States as well as elsewhere" and that the current U.S. "The closure of the airspace has worked well in recent years, and we don't believe that any modifications will be necessary this year", said Andre Kraske, a Grisons spokesman. (more...)
French foreign minister 'absolutely wrong': Iran French foreign minister 'absolutely wrong': Iran
- January 22, 2018

On January 12, Trump urged Europeans to help redress the "terrible defects" of the Iranian nuclear agreement of 2015 and said otherwise the United States would once again impose sanctions on the Iranian nuclear program and thus de facto are withdrawing from the agreement concluded in Vienna by the other great powers - China, Russia , France , Germany, the United Kingdom - with Iran . (more...)
China detects more oil slicks near tanker sinking site China detects more oil slicks near tanker sinking site
- January 22, 2018

Three slicks with a total surface area of 332 square kilometers (128 square miles) have been observed, compared to 101 square kilometers last Wednesday. According to Greenpeace, the area is also right in the migratory path of the humpback whale. The Sanchi spill is the largest condensate spill on record. (more...)
Indian market closes on fresh record high on Monday Indian market closes on fresh record high on Monday
- January 22, 2018

It was up 132 points at 27,041.20 at close. The NIFTY 50 index is National Stock Exchange's benchmark broad-based stock market index for the equity market. An Economic Times report said that a Rs 37,000 crore mega deal with HPCL lifted ONGC shares by 5 per cent. Other prominent gainers include HDFC Bank, HDFC, Yes Bank, Adani Ports, Coal India , Hero MotoCorp , Tata Motors , Bajaj Auto , Kotak Bank and Power Grid. (more...)
Russian Federation accuses United States of fomenting separatism in Afrin Russian Federation accuses United States of fomenting separatism in Afrin
- January 22, 2018

Picture: Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian-Kurds take part in a demonstration in the town of Amuda in northern Syria. This aggression represents a new violation of Syrian sovereignty and undermines the efforts of existing political solutions and efforts to combat terrorism in Syria, the Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Trump declares 'I'm not a racist' Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'
- January 22, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., was candid and frank Tuesday when he tried to explain the uproar over what President Donald Trump may or may not have said during a bipartisan immigration meeting last week. The most recent CNN polling, from December , shows that only 3% of black Americans said they approved of how Trump is handling his job almost a year into his White House tenure. (more...)
Take the same cognitive test the president passed
- January 22, 2018

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson , who administered Trump's first presidential physical last week , said Trump received a ideal score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment. "The President is very sharp, very articulate when he speaks to me", Jackson said. "I've always been more of a believer in diet 'cause I'm strong, you know?" "His height is 75 inches with legs that. (more...)
Highway 101 Reopens Weeks After Deadly Mudslides Highway 101 Reopens Weeks After Deadly Mudslides
- January 22, 2018

The freeway opened just before noon on Sunday. Highway 101 has been closed in both directions - southbound at Milpas Street in Santa Barbara and northbound at Highway 150 near Carpinteria - since Jan 9. The freeway was closed for nearly two weeks while crews worked to clear mud and debris from the lanes. Residents and business owners in the town said they welcomed the site of the reopened freeway. (more...)
Woman falls to her death aboard Carnival Cruise ship bound for Bahamas Woman falls to her death aboard Carnival Cruise ship bound for Bahamas
- January 22, 2018

Maureen La Bryer, whose daughter and son-in-law Megan and Matthew Burdewick are on the Elation, said they texted her about the incident. She reportedly fell from the 14th deck to the 11th deck. Some family members on the ship believed that several people were pushing in an attempt to get out of an elevator and this may have accidentally caused the girl to fall, her uncle Damien Fox told ABC Local 10 at the time. (more...)
Eight-year-old girl stabbed to death during 'domestic incident' Eight-year-old girl stabbed to death during 'domestic incident'
- January 22, 2018

The little girl was rushed to hospital suffering from knife wounds on Saturday evening, but medics were unable to save her and she died shortly after arriving. "The first I heard of it was around 9pm last night", he said. "She was in shock and couldn't say anything else". "Now I know what's happened it's very upsetting". (more...)
Cotton says no one 'expressed offense' at Trump's Africa comment
- January 22, 2018

Finally, she announced that, "I have nothing further to say on a meeting that happened over a week ago". You amplified it though. The president denied making those remarks, and most of the Republican lawmakers in the room either said they didn't hear the reported words or didn't remember them. (more...)
Bomb explosion kills three, injures at least 18 in Yala market Bomb explosion kills three, injures at least 18 in Yala market
- January 22, 2018

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack . The bomb was planted on a motorcycle parked in Pimolchai market in Yala , capital of the province of the same name, a police official told Efe news. Monday's attack in the southern province of Yala was the first of its kind for months in the region, where ethnic Malay Muslims have been fighting for autonomy . (more...)
Trump Has Lowest Approval Rate in US History Trump Has Lowest Approval Rate in US History
- January 22, 2018

That's four points lower than President George W. Bush's mark of 34 percent in 2008, five years after he launched the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Nonetheless, the approval rating for the region is at its lowest level yet, clinging to a bare majority (51%) that may be at risk after Mr Trump's alleged remarks about the continent last week. (more...)
Russian Federation tells U.S. to show proof of N. Korea sanctions-busting Russian Federation tells U.S. to show proof of N. Korea sanctions-busting
- January 22, 2018

The rationality that characterizes the regime may have played a key role in Kim's offers in his New Year speech. Nevertheless South Korea would continue the high-level talks with "clear eyes". DiMaggio, who recently met with North Korean officials, including top diplomat Choe Son Hui in Moscow, said the weapons are also being used to strengthen the North Korean negotiation position. (more...)
Pawan Kalyan Political Journey starts from Kondagattu Anjaneyaswamy Pawan Kalyan Political Journey starts from Kondagattu Anjaneyaswamy
- January 22, 2018

He said the objective of his tour was to meet people and learn about their problems. Pawan Kalyan fans and netizens are sharing the memorable moment and apprenticing Anna Lezhneva for her complete Telugu traditional attire and her non-conditional support to husband Pawan Kalyan .On Sunday morning, Pawan Kalyan attended the Sunday mass at St Mary's Basilica in Secunderabad, along with his Russian wife Anna Lezhneva . (more...)
Arab leaders to boycott Mike Pence speech in Israel Arab leaders to boycott Mike Pence speech in Israel
- January 22, 2018

Pence is sure of a warm reception when he addresses the Israeli Parliament later on Monday (Jan 22). Pence is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem. The Palestinians are boycotting Pence over Trump's Jerusalem declaration. "Whoever is not ready to talk with the Americans about peace, does not want peace", warned Netanyahu. (more...)
Gallup Poll: Global leaders rate United States leadership lower under Trump Gallup Poll: Global leaders rate United States leadership lower under Trump
- January 22, 2018

This is a record not to be coveted: is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term. In fact, more people now disapprove of USA leadership than approve. During Obama's past year in office, 48 percent of countries polled approved of the United States' leadership. (more...)
Petitioner in Loya death case hopes for justice Petitioner in Loya death case hopes for justice
- January 22, 2018

In the explosive hearing, CJI Dipak Misra got angry when senior lawyer Indira Jaisingh inferred that the Supreme Court is going to gag media. On January 12, Justices Mishra and Shantanagoudar directed the Maharashtra government to make available all documents pertaining to the death of Judge Loya to the petitioners. (more...)
Russian Federation warns against revoking nuclear deal with Iran Russian Federation warns against revoking nuclear deal with Iran
- January 22, 2018

If the Iranian nuclear deal is not upheld, "how can we ask North Korea to use the same option" and abandon its nuclear ambitions, asked Lavrov. "Clearly the failure of the JCPOA, especially as a result of one of the parties ... In reply to a question, Mr Lavrov said: "We regret that the USA aspires to assert its leadership, issuing such strategies and concepts, naming Russian Federation and China as threats in its defence strategy, instead of opting for a constructive dialogue based on ... (more...)
Shots fired in midtown injure three, police and witnesses say Shots fired in midtown injure three, police and witnesses say
- January 22, 2018

He told AM New York : "When I heard the sounds I ran to the front. I was hiding like everybody - everybody was running around". At least one of the victims was an innocent bystander and police were looking for a perpetrator as he fled on foot. (more...)

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