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Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East
- February 02, 2018

The soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who were marching against the ongoing Israeli occupation and its colonialist policies, in addition to the illegal USA recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel , in direct violation of International Law and all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Comey tweets in defense of Federal Bureau of Investigation, condemns 'weasels and liars' Comey tweets in defense of Federal Bureau of Investigation, condemns 'weasels and liars'
- February 02, 2018

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been attacking the FBI for its investigation of potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign. Democrats said it is aimed at derailing investigations into Mr. Trump, while the FBI has publicly complained of "material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy". (more...)
Pipeline battle heats up between BC, Alberta Pipeline battle heats up between BC, Alberta
- February 02, 2018

In an interview Thursday morning on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM , Trudeau said the federal government will stand by its 2016 approval of the $7.4-billion pipeline project. coast". United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney is pleased Notley is developing a retaliatory plan, but said he has been urging movement for months and it should have happened sooner. (more...)
Poland Poland "using the Turkish way" by approving Holocaust law: historian
- February 02, 2018

He insisted the law - which has been passed by parliament and awaits the president's signature - would not impinge on freedom of speech, as feared by some. The Polish Foreign Ministry said the objective of the legislation is to "fight all forms of denying and distorting the truth about the Holocaust as well as belittling the responsibility of its actual perpetrators". (more...)
Nairobi court orders Miguna Miguna's release Nairobi court orders Miguna Miguna's release
- February 02, 2018

US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said Dondald Trump's administration was anxious and wanted a national conversation to take place. "Uhuru Kenyatta was elected as President of the Republic of Kenya on October 26, 2017 in a poll that was upheld by Kenya's Supreme Court". (more...)
Four senior-most SC judges assigned important cases in new roster Four senior-most SC judges assigned important cases in new roster
- February 02, 2018

In the January 12 press conference, the four judges had released a letter expressing their "anguish about recent judicial orders and erosion in the judicial independence of the Supreme Court". The new roster shows that CJI has kept the PIL jurisdiction entirely to the Bench he is presiding over. Justice Gogoi will hear cases relating to labour, tax laws, company law, criminal matters, excise and liquor issues. (more...)
Maldives regime threatened as exiled leader says he will run for president Maldives regime threatened as exiled leader says he will run for president
- February 02, 2018

It said their trials had violated the constitution. The politician says while Male was quiet Friday morning, the opposition is planning further protests. In the tumultuous world of Maldivian politics, things can change very quickly. With his terrorism conviction now lifted, Mr. Nasheed will be able return to Male. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi criticizes President Trump's tax plan during visit to Cambridge Nancy Pelosi criticizes President Trump's tax plan during visit to Cambridge
- February 02, 2018

And an election year climate risks sending both parties into partisan overdrive, with a focus on revving up their respective bases to boost midterm turnout. But early reports of the proposal have been rejected by the right and the left. "But the other stuff, if the stakes get raised and then other issues enter the conversation it gets more complicated, and it gets harder to pass in the House". (more...)
Will declare war: Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP frustrated over Budget 2018 Will declare war: Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP frustrated over Budget 2018
- February 02, 2018

A couple of days ago, addressing media, Chandrababu Naidu said that his party would chart its own course if the BJP didn't want to continue the alliance. The TDP is a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre and has been demanding Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh following its bifurcation in 2014. (more...)
Black History Month: Remembering The Unknown Black History Month: Remembering The Unknown
- February 02, 2018

Carter Woodson got the ball rolling in 1926 with Negro History Week during February and that later became Black History Month in 1976. This Black History Month, consider donating your money, or your time, to organizations such as the NAACP , Black Girls Code , Trans Women of Color Collective or SisterLove . (more...)
Texas executes man for murdering daughters in killings wife heard on phone Texas executes man for murdering daughters in killings wife heard on phone
- February 02, 2018

Attorneys for Battaglia contended he didn't have that understanding and that the state's highest court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, misapplied the Supreme Court's guidance when it ruled that Battaglia is competent. "She heard the girl screaming no daddy no, and then she heard several gun shots", an investigator told KDAF at the time of the incident. Before disconnecting the call, Battaglia allegedly told Pearle, "Merry f-king Christmas". (more...)
Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment
- February 02, 2018

Geyser and another friend, Anissa Weier , lured Leutner into woods near a Wisconsin park, in 2014. The case drew national attention in 2014 because of the age of the victim and attackers - all just 12 at the time of the stabbing - and their peculiar motive. (more...)
Dennis Smith Jr. to compete in 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Dennis Smith Jr. to compete in 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk
- February 02, 2018

After narrowly losing out to Zach LaVine in an epic 2016 Slam Dunk Contest , Aaron Gordon returned previous year hoping to make up for it. Oladipo, his former Magic teammate, finished as the dunk contest's runner-up in 2015. Eric Gordon, Rockets: Gordon won the 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest in his competition debut, edging Kyrie Irving in a tiebreaker after they posted the same score in the final round. (more...)
US State Department designates Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as terrorist US State Department designates Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as terrorist
- February 02, 2018

Muhammad Haniyeh said his father told worshipers at the dawn prayer in Gaza that the United States describing him as terrorist was an "honor medal". Two Egyptian groups, Liwa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa'd Misr, were also added to the terrorist list. Rocket fire from Gaza has increased since US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6 previous year. (more...)
Budget revolutionary; 'Namocare' covers all components of healthcare: Nadda Budget revolutionary; 'Namocare' covers all components of healthcare: Nadda
- February 02, 2018

The ministry commits Rs 1,200 crore for this flagship programme, and has invited contributions from the private sector. "The continuing trend of lower budgetary allocations for health reinforces the fact that while there is the intention and attempt to improve the health status in the country, the financial commitment continues to be missing for translating these goals into action", Muttreja said. (more...)
Bucks G Malcolm Brogdon to have tests on injured quad tendon Bucks G Malcolm Brogdon to have tests on injured quad tendon
- February 02, 2018

You never like to see any player suffer an injury, but the non-contact ones like this one are especially scary. He came out of the game when the injury occurred and told reporters about his injury after the game. Also after Thursday's game, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said he twisted his left ankle pretty badly in the fourth quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo had just 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting while Khris Middleton had 21 points but it took him a 7-of-20 shooting night to get ... (more...)
Woman acquitted of murdering twin sister in auto plunge off Hawaii cliff Woman acquitted of murdering twin sister in auto plunge off Hawaii cliff
- February 02, 2018

They ran a successful yoga studio with multiple locations in Palm Beach County for several years, but that business collapsed after they signed on for a pricey expansion in anticipation of getting their own reality series that didn't pan out. (more...)
VP Mike Pence CARPET-BOMBS 'moderate' Joe Manchin's liberal voting record VP Mike Pence CARPET-BOMBS 'moderate' Joe Manchin's liberal voting record
- February 02, 2018

After President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence went home and heard something he said warmed his heart. In a visit to a truck dealership in West Virginia, Pence praised Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins , who attended the speech, for voting for the tax bill. (more...)
Australia's greatest murder mystery: Search for bodies of Beaumont children intensifies Australia's greatest murder mystery: Search for bodies of Beaumont children intensifies
- February 02, 2018

Convicted killers like Bevan Spencer von Einem (of the Family Murders ), Arthur Stanley Brown, Derek Ernest Percy and Allan Anthony Munro have all been investigated in relation to the disappearance , but no one has ever been charged with the murders. (more...)
U.S. says Latin America does not need new imperial powers U.S. says Latin America does not need new imperial powers
- February 02, 2018

The secretary also underscored Russia's presence in Latin America. Luz Maria de la Mora is an expert on USA and Latin American diplomacy. "The trip reflects President [Donald] Trump's realization that we need to stop drug inflows, work harder with allies and take a page from history", he said. (more...)
I didn't criticise Buhari out of 'bad belle' - Obasanjo I didn't criticise Buhari out of 'bad belle' - Obasanjo
- February 02, 2018

CSPCN, Samuel said, had observed that majority of Nigerian youths and women are fast reaching the conclusion that Nigeria is neither good for them nor fair to them, adding that to reverse the narrative requires more than lamentation but to become politically involved. (more...)
Zimbabwe: Aides Say Mujuru Stoned in Harare, Blame Zanu-PF Youths Zimbabwe: Aides Say Mujuru Stoned in Harare, Blame Zanu-PF Youths
- February 02, 2018

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Mutual man crushes make a mark in Minn
- February 02, 2018

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Nancy Pelosi Stone-Faced at Trump's Call for Unity Nancy Pelosi Stone-Faced at Trump's Call for Unity
- February 02, 2018

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington, threatening future budget negotiations and efforts to prevent another government shutdown. Trump's remarks also came the day after a State of the Union address in which he featured the tax bill as a signature achievement of his first year in office. (more...)
NY could lose millions in federal funding due to signs NY could lose millions in federal funding due to signs
- February 02, 2018

However, the funding will be reinstated as long as the state comes into compliance with sign requirements prior to September 30, 2018. Nicole Mahoney, the chief operating officer of Break the Ice Media, which specializes in promoting New York State tourism but was not affiliated with the creation of the signs, said broadening the "I ♥ NY" message beyond New York City was wise. (more...)
New NAFTA shaping up to be bad deal for Canada New NAFTA shaping up to be bad deal for Canada
- February 02, 2018

And yet he hasn't. The more time that passes, the more Americans learn to appreciate NAFTA and the more leverage the Democrats gain in Congress, the better the chances of a new deal will be. 1 export market and we are still going to export a lot of goods and services to the USA", he said. Freeland has rejected that idea, but has sought common ground in other ways. (more...)
United Arab Emirates opens world's longest zip line United Arab Emirates opens world's longest zip line
- February 02, 2018

Located in the Hajar Mountains in Jebel Jais the incredible zip line can reach speeds of 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres. Participants will wear a special suit and be strapped to the cable in a horizontal head-first Superman-style position before embarking on the flight, which will take between two and three minutes. (more...)
Sonia Gandhi calls for Oppn unity inside, outside Parliament Sonia Gandhi calls for Oppn unity inside, outside Parliament
- February 02, 2018

The plea from the Congress leader provided fodder for detailed discussions among opposition parties on the need for unity, a critical issue given the resurfacing of friction in the anti-Hindutva camp in recent weeks. Yadav and Misa Bharati, the CPI's D. Raja, the CPM's Mohammad Salim and T.K. Rangarajan, the Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav, the INLD's Ajit Singh and the AUDF's Badruddin Ajmal. (more...)
Chartered train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat strikes garbage truck, killing 1 Chartered train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat strikes garbage truck, killing 1
- February 02, 2018

USA TODAY reported there is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury in the crash. "I'm not sure if it was stalled on the track or it was just trying to beat the train across the tracks", he said. When Marshall exited the train, he and Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee worked on one of the crash victims. Sessions said there was no panic on the train after the impact. (more...)
Groundhog Day odds and ends Groundhog Day odds and ends
- February 02, 2018

Last year, Celebrity ground hog Punxsutawney Phil awoke to see his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. But where and when did this peculiar custom originate? According to History.com, the idea came from Clymer Freas, a newspaper editor in Punxsutawney, who belonged to a group of groundhog hunters. (more...)

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