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Iran's Supreme Leader Blames Tehran's 'Enemies' For Inciting Protests

Iran's Supreme Leader Blames Tehran's 'Enemies' For Inciting Protests What began Thursday as scattered protests over Iran's faltering economy has morphed into a countrywide uprising against the regime's corruption and foreign interventions, which many Iranians see as the root causes of the country's economic problems. [Full Article...]

A Little Girl's Murder Has Sparked Protests in Pakistan and Online

A Little Girl's Murder Has Sparked Protests in Pakistan and Online Autopsy reports revealed that the girl was subjected to rape, torture and was then strangled to death . Rape and violence are a huge problem in Pakistan, and tribal councils there are infamous for ordering "honor killings", using violence and rape to punish those who commit crimes. [Full Article...]

Is Trump Normalizing Nuclear Weapons?

Is Trump Normalizing Nuclear Weapons? President Donald Trump was nearly as frightening and weird. "I'm a very flexible person". In what headline writers excitedly described as an "olive branch", Kim's representatives met on Tuesday with their Seoul counterparts to discuss issues, starting with an agreement that the North would participate in the Winter Olympic Games next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. [Full Article...]

Girl found after woman killed, infant taken in west Charlotte, suspect at-large

Girl found after woman killed, infant taken in west Charlotte, suspect at-large A news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Thursday said officers responding to a call on Thursday found a woman inside a home with a gunshot wound. It appears to be a "domestic-related and that the victim and suspect were known to one another", police said. Jonathan Bennett should be considered armed and risky, police warned. [Full Article...]

British train station evacuated, closed after massive morning fire

British train station evacuated, closed after massive morning fire East Midlands Trains, which manages the station, posted a tweet advising commuters to stay away from the station and check its website for updates. The fire was in the main building of the Grade II-listed station. Numbers of trains on the line to Boston and Skegness via Sleaford have been limited to a handful as a result and all trains are stopping at Grantham, a spokesman told The Standard at... [Full Article...]

U.S. hopes Pakistan would 'turn over' terrorists, do the 'right thing'

U.S. hopes Pakistan would 'turn over' terrorists, do the 'right thing' Maj-Gen Asif said Pakistan had restored peace on its soil and now Afghanistan will also have to do so. He said terrorists were eliminated from Pakistan through Operation Zarb-e-Azb. The US would like Pakistan to come to the table and assist the Trump administration. "We will continue to monitor developments", a State Department spokesperson said responding to a question on the attack on Siddi... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange is officially a citizen of Ecuador

Julian Assange is officially a citizen of Ecuador Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted Ecuadorian citizenship, Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said. London denied Ecuador's request to grant Assange diplomatic status , which would give him safe passage out of the embassy. [Full Article...]

'Dolly' Everett memorial: Family make emotional plea as bullied teen remembered

'Dolly' Everett memorial: Family make emotional plea as bullied teen remembered The debate about the perils to children of online communication caught the attention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. A photograph of a young Dolly, her smiling face framed by sun-kissed curls and shaded by a rabbit-felt hat, has been featured in advertising of Akubra Hats since 2009, most recently this past Christmas. [Full Article...]

Collegium recommends Indu Malhotra, KM Joseph J. for appointment to Supreme Court

Collegium recommends Indu Malhotra, KM Joseph J. for appointment to Supreme Court Now, the Union Law Ministry has to take a call. Malhotra had, in 2007, become the second woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court . R.S. Sodhi, a retired Supreme Court justice, said the judges' decision to express their grievances openly was appalling. Justice J Bhattacharya, acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court, has been elevated as the CJ of the court. [Full Article...]

Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

Man captures video of Imamu Baraka , who identified himself as a psychotherapist and a student, said he was disgusted to see the woman dropped off with her belongings on a bus stop just outside the University of Maryland Medical Center . According to CBS, he said that medics took her back to the same hospital. I became ... irritated and fearful for the young lady. "This is disgusting that they would just leave her u... [Full Article...]

Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA But ahead of a cabinet retreat in London, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wouldn't comment on the state of re-negotiations. Canada and Mexico are unhappy about US demands to establish rules of origin for NAFTA goods that would set minimum levels of USA content for autos, a sunset clause that would terminate the deal if it is not renegotiated every five years and ending the so-called Chapt... [Full Article...]

German parties talk through the night, no end in sight

German parties talk through the night, no end in sight Angela Merkel began the last day of talks to form a coalition government this morning with one of her lead negotiators in hospital after a auto crash. Sunday's talks on the terms of a new " grand coalition " involve 39 negotiators (13 from each party), and will conclude with each party issuing a declaration outlining their key demands. [Full Article...]

Armed robbery at jewelry store in the Ritz hotel in Paris

Armed robbery at jewelry store in the Ritz hotel in Paris Police said three men, armed with axes, were arrested at the scene, while two escaped with about $5 million worth of jewelry . The overall value of the jewels on display was about £3.9 million (4.5 million euros) with authorities still working to determine how many items are missing and their value. [Full Article...]

Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' embassy, blames Obama in midnight tweet

Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' embassy, blames Obama in midnight tweet The bombastic billionaire had planned to open the new £750m USA embassy during his first visit to Great Britain since he took office. According to the Mail, Trump, who wasn't due to meet the Queen until a full state visit at a later date, was discouraged about the lack of "bells and whistles" and royal involvement. [Full Article...]

Lavalin case: Stay on trial, notice to Pinarayi

Lavalin case: Stay on trial, notice to Pinarayi It was alleged that the expenses spent for the air travel of the Chief Minister who used a helicopter for attending his party [CPI-M] meetings, was reimbursed from the Ockhi Relief Fund. State BJP President Kummanem Rajasekheran said denounced Vijayan. The Chief Minister and the CPI-M can not absolve themselves now and it was a "naked misuse of power", he alleged. [Full Article...]

Britain's Hammond Urges EU To Break 'Silence' On Post-Brexit Ties

Britain's Hammond Urges EU To Break 'Silence' On Post-Brexit Ties Staley told May and other industry executives meeting in London earlier Thursday that high taxes and burdensome regulation were making it hard for United Kingdom financial-services firms to compete against their USA rivals, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the meeting was private. [Full Article...]

Kremlin Comments on Turkey's Summons of Russian Ambassador Over Syria

Kremlin Comments on Turkey's Summons of Russian Ambassador Over Syria On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian military in Syria had disrupted a massive attack with the use of battle drones on its facilities in the country on January 6, intercepting six and shooting down seven more UAVs launched by terrorists. [Full Article...]

Firefighter keeps promise to young Sutherland Springs shooting victim

Firefighter keeps promise to young Sutherland Springs shooting victim Ward is one of the youngest survivors of the worst church shooting in US history in which a deranged gunman killed 26 members of the First Baptist Church congregation. After undergoing several surgeries, Ryland has begun to make a full recovery and has started physical therapy, Ward told TIME on Thursday. "He walked for me for the first time". [Full Article...]

13 killed in Southern California as rivers of mud wipe out homes

13 killed in Southern California as rivers of mud wipe out homes A 3-year-old girl and several other children are among the 17 dead after flooding and mudslides swept through Southern California on Tuesday, destroying homes and burying roads. On Tuesday, she took to Instagram and showed photos of the deep mud in her backyard and video of rescue helicopters flying over her house. He had earlier tweeted that Winfrey's home was a "staging ground for ... [Full Article...]

Trump Likely To Extend Iran Nuclear Deal, As Deadline Nears

Trump Likely To Extend Iran Nuclear Deal, As Deadline Nears A third USA official said Trump was expected by some officials to renew the sanctions waivers but stressed that no final decision had been made. "The President will make a decision based on all the information he has", Goldstein said on Thursday. [Full Article...]


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