Monday December 18-th, 2017

18 injured in Hong Kong subway fire

Videos circulating online showed chaos on the platform at the station, with parts of the cabin on fire and one passenger lying on the platform with his clothes ablaze as bystanders tried to help him. The MTR said the fire had caused disruptions on on...

9th Circuit will not reinstate Trump travel ban

Trump immediately responded with an all-caps tweet: " SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! ". But President Trump seemed to indicate a continuing legal fight. As a result, the past week has seen families reunited as travelers...

China is Going to Start Fingerprinting Foreign Visitors Entering the Country China is Going to Start Fingerprinting Foreign Visitors Entering the Country

Fingerprints will be scanned for all travelers between the ages of 14 and 70 flying on a non-China passport. The move is an important way to strengthen entry and exit control, the source said . Japan , Taiwan and Cambodia, among others, have sim...

Flynn discussed sanctions, policy with Russian Federation prior to Trump taking office

Nine current and former officials, who were in senior positions at multiple agencies at the time of the calls, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. Previously the USA had imposed sanctions on Russian Federation for its...

Landslides kill 12 in Indonesia's Bali

He said seven people had been killed, two injured seriously and two received minor injuries. Four houses were destroyed when the landslide hit, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Board Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said today. The agency sai...

Hundreds of thousands protest Trump in Iran Hundreds of thousands protest Trump in Iran

On Tuesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also urged the Iranians to respond to the USA "threats" in the nationwide rallies on Friday. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had called on Iranians earlier this week to use the...

Hundreds Of Whales Die In New Zealand After Biggest Mass Stranding Recorded

Volunteers used blankets doused with water to keep the whales cool and damp while they waited for high tide. "Unless they get a couple of strong leaders who decide to head out to sea, the remaining whales will try and keep with their pod on the beach...

Spicer: Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka Trump's Line Is 'Direct Attack' On Prez

Shares in Seattle-based Nordstrom traded around $42.70 before the tweet, then fell to $42.48 afterward at around 10:50 a.m. Trump has feuded with several consumer brands before and after winning the presidency. "We've got thousands of brands", th...

Russian air raids on Syria's Al-Bab town kill three Turkish soldiers

Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to express his condolences, blaming the "tragic incident" on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara, the Kremlin said. Turkey is part of the US -...

Brazil to deploy forces in Espirito Santo amid violence Brazil to deploy forces in Espirito Santo amid violence

Brazilian TV has broadcast scenes of looting, shootings and carjackings. It is not known how many people have been killed during the violence, but a spokesperson for the union representing police told Reuters they had registered 101 homicides as ...

Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit over 'lost business opportunities' Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit over 'lost business opportunities'

Apparel, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, hair care and fragrance are all listed as possible areas which Melania Trump The Brand could extend into. The suit was originally filed in Maryland but the judge dismissed it, ruling it had been filed ...

Security tight as Somali MPs vote for president

Shabaab has been in decline since 2011 but still launches regular, deadly attacks against government, military and civilian targets in the capital Mogadishu and elsewhere. Instead, their president was chosen by members of parliament, who were thems...

Government sparks row with 'pathetic' threat to abolish Lords over Brexit bill

Bill will begin its passage through the Lords on 20 February after MPs overwhelmingly backed it last night. Each was defeated, although during the process the government was forced to promise lawmakers a vote on the final Brexit deal before it is c...

Wife of Russian opposition activist says he's been poisoned

She told the Times that doctors had diagnosed her husband with "acute intoxication by an unidentified substance". This morning the journalist was taken to the Moscow Hospital due to sudden organ failure and is now in intense care in an induced co...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found guilty of embezzlement

The retrial came as Navalny declared his aspirations to run for the Russian presidency in 2018. But Navalny is vowing to continue his run anyway, tweeting that he will continue his campaign and fight for a better Russian Federation without regard f...

French Presidential Hopeful Admits He Shouldn't Have Hired His Wife

Fillon has come under pressure to quit the race since a newspaper, Le Canard enchaine , published a report on January 25 alleging that his wife Penelope was paid hundreds of thousands of euros in state money for work she may never have done.

Modi slams economists, says demonetisation is a case study Modi slams economists, says demonetisation is a case study

As reported by India's Firstpost online news site, Modi said: "Some people have said why was this decision was taken when the economy was doing well..." He further added that in 35 years of service, so many scams surfaced, yet it marked no stain on...

Scottish Parliament rejects Brexit bill

The Scottish government's motion, backed by 90 lawmakers to 34, described May's Brexit approach as "catastrophic". On Tuesday, MSPs will vote on a Scottish Government motion arguing that the UK Government's European Union (Notification of Withdrawa...

Census says Estevan's population is up

Both Calgary and Edmonton grew at a faster rate between 2011 and 2016 than the last census period of 2006 to 2011. Collingwood is close behind. Ontario's population rose by 4.6 per cent to 13,448,494 - more than five million more people than li...

Tamil Nadu: I was forced to resign, says Panneerselvam

The chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state on Wednesday refused to give way to his anointed successor, threatening to plunge the prosperous southern region into chaos months after the death of its popular leader. In response, VK Sasikala said Pan...

Hideki Matsuyama defends title at Phoenix Open Hideki Matsuyama defends title at Phoenix Open

Matsuyama tapped in for birdie on the 13th and matched Simpson's gain on the 15th, but American Simpson birdied the last two holes to force a play-off. He said, "I don't know if I played that well, but I won". Just the line wasn't there, and so, you ...

Over 900 children were killed in Afghanistan in 2016, says UN Over 900 children were killed in Afghanistan in 2016, says UN

The disproportionate rise in child casualties across Afghanistan past year resulted mainly from a 66 percent increase in civilian casualties from explosive remnants of war, and most of those civilians were children, UNAMA explained. 2016 also saw t...

Odessa Girl Scout troop offers new way to buy cookies

According to Girl Scouts of the US, almost a million Girl Scouts help sell the cookies each year, generating an average of almost $800 million in revenue, all of which stays with councils and troops. Girl Scout cookies are a hot commodity this time o...

MPs reject first set of amendments to Brexit law MPs reject first set of amendments to Brexit law

But the premier's opponents were defeated in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday after Brexit Minister David Jones promised lawmakers a vote on the "final draft agreement". The most contentious focus on calls for a "meaningful vote" on the fina...

Refugee resettlement deal between Australia and United States 'will continue'

In resisting the arrangement, Mr Trump told his Australian counterpart that it was "the worst deal ever" and that he was "going to get killed politically" for it, according to the Washington Post . To set a moral compass we Australians and Australia...

A Military Prison in Syria Has Executed Thousands of People

The number may well be higher, warn the researchers of the report , " Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison ." . During the investigation, the human rights organisation surveyed 84 witnesses, including former de...

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing

Sarkozy, who has always denied any wrongdoing in the matter, will appeal against the order. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Herzog said a year ago he considered the campaign overspending issue s...

Trump questions lawmakers' efforts to curb asset seizures by police Trump questions lawmakers' efforts to curb asset seizures by police

We'll destroy his career, ' the president offered today in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. "Do you want to give his name?" Police departments have often used the proceeds from seizing suspects' cash and belongings to fund part of their budge...

Record 1.4 tonnes of cocaine seized Record 1.4 tonnes of cocaine seized

Six men have been arrested in the largest cocaine seizure in Australian history. A transnational drug syndicate used a yacht to sail to a "mother ship" waiting in global waters before federal police officers pulled off the largest cocaine bust in...

German magazine sparks furor with cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Two words appear beside him: America First. It didn't take long for the cover to attract criticism. Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a member of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) and vice president of the European Parliament, called the cover " tasteles...

Qatar Airways launches world's longest flight with new NZ route

The outbound journey from Doha to Auckland takes about 16 hours and 20 minutes on the Boeing 777-200LR, while return trip takes almost 17 hours and 30 minutes due to headwinds. 16 hours and 23 minutes after taking off from Doha, the longest non-stop ...

Freezing rain warning issued for Simcoe County area Freezing rain warning issued for Simcoe County area

Environment Canada also says that driving conditions are expected to get tough during the next few days. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Ontario, including Waterloo Region, Wellington and Perth Count...

Netanyahu: Israel will respond to even a 'drip-drip' of rocket fire Netanyahu: Israel will respond to even a 'drip-drip' of rocket fire

He said Hamas movement warns Israel of keeping up such stupidity, adding "blowing up the situation with the Palestinian armed resistance and targeting military and civilians interests would explode in the face of the occupation". The rival parties ha...

AFCON 2017: Rohr roars for Indomitable Lions

Those who watch the Egypt vs. Cameroon football match live online will see an uphill battle for the Cameroon squad. After drawing that match 1-1, they went through on penalties, 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saving two spot-kicks to ...

JVP Statement on Passage of JVP Statement on Passage of "Outpost Legalization" Bill

It would be seen as another step towards at least partial annexation of the West Bank, a key demand for parts of Netanyahu's right-wing cabinet, including the hardline Jewish Home party. The prime minister's vow to establish new West Bank settlemen...

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