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UN Secretary-General condemns Benghazi bombings, calls for handing over Al-Werfalli

UN Secretary-General condemns Benghazi bombings, calls for handing over Al-Werfalli United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned worldwide non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was "appalled and deeply saddened" by the casualties. [Full Article...]

Fear in Indian village after mother, son killed outside home

Fear in Indian village after mother, son killed outside home According to the police, the attackers shot dead Balwinder while he was leaving for home in his vehicle in the Sorkha village of Meerut district. Additional Director General (law and order) Anand Kumar told mediapersons that one accused had been arrested and action was being taken immediately against the negligent police personnel. [Full Article...]

Abe's plan to attend Winter Games a chance for dialogue

The exclusions have stirred renewed talk of a boycott, something athletes and officials ruled out last month when the IOC formally banned the Russian team, instead allowing "Olympic Athletes from Russia" under the Olympic flag . Published by the Russian Olympic Committee shortly after the announcement, the list of 169 Russians athletes was missing some big names, including short-track speed ska... [Full Article...]

Senate leaders reach deal to reopen government

Senate leaders reach deal to reopen government McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor Monday morning, promised to have a "fair" debate on an immigration bill with an open amendment process as long as Democrats voted to re-open the government by helping Republicans pass a continuing resolution (CR). [Full Article...]

Caroline Wozniacki overcomes jitters to reach Australian Open final

Caroline Wozniacki overcomes jitters to reach Australian Open final The Danish world number two won 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) in 1hr 37min after nearly allowing the world number 37 a way back when serving for the match at 5-4, and seemingly in complete control. Wozniacki has never quite lived up to the hype in the majors - this will be just her third Grand Slam final appearance, nine years after her first at the US Open in 2009. [Full Article...]

ASEAN leaders to join Modi for 69th Republic Day celebrations

ASEAN leaders to join Modi for 69th Republic Day celebrations India's military might will be on full display during the annual celebrations. Five Mi-17 V5 helicopters of the Indian Air Force will precede the parade commander and the lead helicopter will carry the national flag.The second helicopter will carry ASEAN flag and the other three choppers would carry the flags of the Army, Navy and the Air Force. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump warns Turkey over Syria incursion: White House

Donald Trump warns Turkey over Syria incursion: White House Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos before Trump's arrival, Tom Bossert said Turkey "ought to be mindful of the potential for escalation as they move into Syria and Afrin". "So it actually is not helpful to have these operations go on". Turkey now says it wants to establish a 30km "safe zone" in Afrin to prevent a "Kurdish corridor" from being established along its border. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl Eats At US Bank Stadium Will Be 'Very Minnesota'

Super Bowl Eats At US Bank Stadium Will Be 'Very Minnesota' And for those heading to the big game at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis you're in for a treat. The Dayton administration faced an ongoing political headache in late 2016 and during the 2017 legislative session after the Star Tribune revealed that government appointees who oversee the stadium got free tickets to two lower-level luxury suites for all events held there. [Full Article...]

'No ISIS fighters' in Turkish offensive area

'No ISIS fighters' in Turkish offensive area The US and Turkey have released opposing accounts of a phone call between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan , highlighting deepening tensions between the two countries amid a Turkish military campaign in Syria . "Early on, Trump needs to do what Obama didn't do, which is to standup in Syria and say, 'No, this is where the USA put its foot down'". The two days of talks in the A... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: It's Not About Globalism in Davos; It's About Business

Donald Trump: It's Not About Globalism in Davos; It's About Business The President also insisted their two countries were " joined at the hip " in their military co-operation, noting: "There's nothing that would happen to you [where] we wouldn't be there to fight for you". The meeting with Mr Kagame comes not long after participants in a White House meeting said Mr Trump had referred to African nations as "shitholes" . [Full Article...]

Yvonne Wamalwa's sister recounts her final moments before she died

Yvonne Wamalwa's sister recounts her final moments before she died At the same time ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi joined other Kenyans in sending condolences to family and friends of the late Yvonne Wamalwa . The President and Mr Ruto were among leaders who poured in their condolence messages, describing Ms Wamalwa as a diligent woman who served her country with commitment. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump backs USA anti-abortion movement

Donald Trump backs USA anti-abortion movement President Trump lamented that the United States is one of the most permissive countries when it comes to abortion, specifically late-term abortion. He went on to describe a new proposal that aims to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals who may have objections to abortions. "This is part of the Trump administration's commitment to rolling back regulations the Obama administ... [Full Article...]

California Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers 2018 State of the State

California Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers 2018 State of the State Brown largely avoided talk of President Donald Trump and Washington during his more than 30-minute address, although he highlighted the president's decision to withdraw the United States from global climate commitments. "Despite what is widely believed by some of the most powerful people in Washington, the science of climate change is not in doubt", Brown said. "All nations agree except one, and t... [Full Article...]

GST mop up in December rises to ₹86703 crore; trend reverses

GST mop up in December rises to ₹86703 crore; trend reverses On Thursday, the Centre also said that 1 crore taxpayers had registered under GST until January 24. A total of 9.25 lakh returns were filed by the Composition Dealers for this quarter paying a sum of Rs. The GST collections had declined after the GST Council cut rates on more than 200 items in November. "Rise in GST revenue collections will be a big relief for the government just before the pr... [Full Article...]

Syrian churches call for aid amid Turkey's bombardment of Kurdish-controlled area

Syrian churches call for aid amid Turkey's bombardment of Kurdish-controlled area Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the incursion is progressing "successfully" and will continue until the last "terrorist" is eliminated. On Saturday, Turkey launched a cross-border offensive into Syria in a bid to crush the YPG , which it regards as a terrorist group. Ankara says IS is largely finished in Syria and that the greater threat comes from the YPG, which it sees as an... [Full Article...]

Turkey says United States should 'stop supporting terrorists' to avoid Syria confrontation

Turkey says United States should 'stop supporting terrorists' to avoid Syria confrontation Speaking to reporters following a news conference with his Austrian counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said Turkey would not attack Syrian government forces unless they made a move against Turkey. The White House said Trump expressed concern about the fighting and told Erdogan the Afrin operation jeopardizes shared goals in Syria. The officials provided the information on condition of anonymit... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller

The special counsel's investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump . Cobb said , however, that Trump's remarks were rushed and that the president was not volunteering to testify before a grand jury, the Times reported . [Full Article...]

'We love your country': Donald Trump denies rift with Theresa May

'We love your country': Donald Trump denies rift with Theresa May May, who has struggled to build her relationship with an unpredictable US President, insisted the bond between the two countries remains strong: " We continue to have that really special relationship between US and UK". Before leaving for Davos, Mr Trump posted a boastful tweet spruiking his and the US' achievements on the economy. Neither leader mentioned President Trump by name but both... [Full Article...]

Karnataka bandh: Schools, colleges and workplaces remain shut

Karnataka bandh: Schools, colleges and workplaces remain shut While buses of state-run Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation ( KSRTC ) will operate normally, commuters will struggle to get auto and cab as their unions have supported the strike. [Full Article...]

Social media campaign launched to stop 'Tide Pod Challenge'

Social media campaign launched to stop 'Tide Pod Challenge' Three weeks into 2018, at least 14 people in Utah have called poison control for help after ingesting or being otherwise exposed to toxic laundry detergent pods. While some teens might not have extreme symptoms, the health risk won't be apparent until it happens. "As the Medical community and as parents, communicate what's really risky and what's not and where is that at on what they see on soci... [Full Article...]


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