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World Iranian ex-President Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest
Author: 0 Iranian ex-President Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest

The protesters are demanding that the regime invest in the country and its economy, and not in its foreign terrorism network and belligerent regional expansionism. He attempted to run for president again in 2017, but the Iranian Guardian Council ruled him ineligible to run. In late December, Ahmadinejad demanded Prosecutor-General Hojatoleslam Mohammad Jafar Montazeri publish any proof of seditious acts he had against him.

World May promotes former Europe minister in reshuffle
Author: 0 May promotes former Europe minister in reshuffle

The cabinet office position has been vacant since the resignation of Damian Green in December. It means that the new education secretary is likely to find himself under closer watch from 10 Downing Street than Ms Greening was over the last six months.

World Marsha Blackburn - Border Wall 'Not Just Important,' But 'Imperative,' for DACA Deal
Author: 0 Marsha Blackburn - Border Wall 'Not Just Important,' But 'Imperative,' for DACA Deal

But Trump and his GOP allies first must navigate a tricky landscape of leftover legislation from last year that promises to test party unity in the coming weeks - funding the nation's health insurance program for poor children, offering emergency relief for regions hit by last year's natural disasters, and making an agreement to stabilize health insurance markets under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

World China's new Silk Route can't be one-way, says French President Emmanuel Macron
Author: 0 China's new Silk Route can't be one-way, says French President Emmanuel Macron

Beginning in 2013, the project aims to connect China on land and sea with Southeast Asia, Pakistan and Central Asia, then with the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Macron , who is a supporter of soft diplomacy and symbolism, gave his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, an eight-year-old brown horseman of the presidential cavalry corps named Vesuvius.

World Swaraj asks diaspora in ASEAN to invest in India
Author: 0 Swaraj asks diaspora in ASEAN to invest in India

The PBD of ASEAN countries has been themed 'Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN-India Partnership'. Swaraj also met with the delegations of Indian diasporas from Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) countries in Singapore.

World Multi-vehicle crash reported on Highway 1 near San Simeon
Author: 0 Multi-vehicle crash reported on Highway 1 near San Simeon

But by the time investigating officers arrived, the Chevrolet had plowed into a Dodge vehicle. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames. "It looked like fireworks going off". "That is very sad", said Sam Diaz, a local. The CHP is investigating and for now, it's unknown if drugs, alcohol or weather played a factor in the crash.

World East River Is Freezing Over, NYC's Pedestrian Fatalities Reached an All-Time Low
Author: 0 East River Is Freezing Over, NYC's Pedestrian Fatalities Reached an All-Time Low

Vision Zero was one of Mayor de Blasio's first programs since taking office - it includes $1.6 billion in road re-design, new traffic cameras, stricter police enforcement and lowering the city speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Like cyclists, there was an increase in vehicle deaths - 57 people in a auto died last year, up from the prior year. De Blasio credited the success to a number of changes the city has made in the past few years.

World Syria and Russian Federation continue to bombard Idlib province
Author: 0 Syria and Russian Federation continue to bombard Idlib province

The Syrian regime has retaken control of much of the country in the past year with the help of Russian forces and has launched an offensive to seize Idlib, the only province that came under full rebel control in the near-seven-year war. Another opposition activist based in Hama province, Mohammed al-Ali, said the Russians and the Syrian government are "carpet bombing" villages before pushing into them.

World French singer and Eurovision victor France Gall dies age 70
Author: 0 French singer and Eurovision victor France Gall dies age 70

She had been battling cancer for two years and was taken to the hospital near Paris last month for a severe infection. As a result, Gall found global fame, going on to have a successful singing career as a solo artist and eventually singing alongside Berger, helping revive his career.

World USA military appears to clean up after new incident
Author: 0 USA military appears to clean up after new incident

According to AFP, a rotor defect is believed to be the cause of the emergency landing. Local fire department officials said the pilot made the emergency landing in the Agarihama district. The move by the prefectural parliament of Okinawa followed a window falling from a USA military helicopter in December and landing on the grounds of an elementary school, narrowly missing scores of children taking a sports class there.

World Peter Sutherland dies after long illness
Author: 0 Peter Sutherland dies after long illness

Irish Commissioner Phil Hogan, in charge of agriculture and rural development, tweeted: "Peter was probably Ireland's most distinguished global statesman". His intellect was extraordinary, and he used his talents to be one of Ireland's most influential people, in business, politics and across human rights globally.

World VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement
Author: 0 VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement

Initially set for late December, the trip was pushed back as the region reeled from deadly protests triggered by President Donald Trump's controversial decision to declare the Holy City as Israel's capital - in a break with decades of U.S. At the time, Palestinian Authority leaders were whipping up Arab sentiment - and overt violence - in Jerusalem as well as in Judea and Samaria, over the recognition of the holy city as the capital of the State of Israel.

Author: 0 GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

Sens. Chuck Grassley , chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and Lindsey Graham of SC, made the recommendation in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Simpson added: "We're extremely proud of our work to highlight Mr Trump's Russian Federation ties". Instead of focusing on the Russian Federation claims, Simpson said, key Republicans have instead made him the focus of their investigations.

World No threat to McDowell High School from Snapchat post
Author: 0 No threat to McDowell High School from Snapchat post

In the interest of erring on the side of caution, we have notified our local law enforcement and they were already aware of the situation. Today is the first day of school in Flagler and many districts across the country, after the Christmas break.

World Palestinian envoy to Pakistan to reinstated
Author: 0 Palestinian envoy to Pakistan to reinstated

Reports of Ali being allegedly reinstated emerged after Pakistan Ulema Council chairperson Maulana Tahir Ashrafi told Karachi-based Geo News that he had requested Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reinstate Ali in view of the ambassador's services rendered to Pakistan.

World Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Over the Summer
Author: 0 Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Over the Summer

The news comes as Romney, 70, weighs whether to run for a Utah Senate seat now occupied by Republican Sen. "He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital in California". According a poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune in October, almost half of Utah residents - 44 percent - backed Romney to replace Hatch out of several potential candidates.

World International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics deadline
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's Day speech that he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics and North Korea last week reopened a long-closed border hotline with South Korea for talks. With North Korea very clear that they view their nuclear program as a necessary deterrent from a United States attack, it's unlikely that matter could be discussed without United States involvement, as South Korea probably can't offer them the security guarantees they'd ...

Author: 0 British Conservative Party deletes tweet congratulating new chairman

But again, no official confirmations just yet. But the shake-up was overshadowed by a blunder at headquarters which saw the official @conservatives Twitter feed congratulate Transport Secretary Mr Grayling on becoming chairman. After starting the two-year withdrawal process in March last year, Britain struck a deal in December on the financial settlement with Brussels, as well as on expatriate rights and the Irish border.

Author: 0 U.S. bill for weather disasters over 2017 hits record high

That number shatters the previous record of $215 billion set in 2005. The U.S. had 16 disasters past year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. "There's no denying that climate change will cost the USA trillions more in the next decade and that we have a financial and national security reason to act".

World Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, fire
Author: 0 Sheriff: No apparent link between Moore accusation, fire

A GoFundMe campaign for Johnson had raised almost $175,000 as of Monday morning. Johnson did have insurance and plans return to her home but said it could be a while. The fire which started on Wednesday morning is now under investigation as arson by a local task force, though officials do not believe it is related to Roy Moore's allegations.

World CAT 2017 results declared, here's how you can check score
Author: 0 CAT 2017 results declared, here's how you can check score

CAT is conducted by IIMs for admission to post graduate management programmes at 20 IIMs. "Like past year, 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017 ". The number of test takers this year was also the largest in last 3 years. Students who cleared CAT 2017 will be called for WAT-PI in February-April.

World Egypt's former PM gives up presidential candidacy
Author: 0 Egypt's former PM gives up presidential candidacy

In a surprise move, Shafiq announced on Sunday that he would not run, stating that he "would not be the best person to lead state affairs in the coming period". The founder of the Egyptian Patriotic Movement party narrowly lost a presidential election to the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi in 2012 before fleeing for the UAE, where he has lived since.

World VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week
Author: 0 VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week

The vice president is a vocal supporter of Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a topic that is sure to come up in his talks. "We have enough on our plate". Later on, he said in press statements that he intends to file a complaint. In the Times report, al-Kholi allegedly told the news hosts, "How is Jerusalem different from Ramallah, really?" Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned that Trump's announcement "will lead to wars without end".

World Donald Trump's schedule shows hours of 'executive time' for Twitter and TV
Author: 0 Donald Trump's schedule shows hours of 'executive time' for Twitter and TV

His first meeting of the day is an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m., and he has one or two meetings in his Oval Office during the day, but spends most of his time taking phone calls or watching TV. His days include lengthy periods of "executive time" - hours reportedly largely spent alone, watching TV and tweeting from the White House residence.

World AMU research scholar suspended for carrying weapon
Author: 0 AMU research scholar suspended for carrying weapon

The official website of the university says that the 26-year-old Wani was pursuing a PhD on "Structural and Geo-Morphological Study of Lolab Valley, Kashmir". When he did not reach his native place, Takipora village of Kashmir's Kupwara, his family registered a missing person's report with Jammu and Kashmir police.

World Pierce County, Wash. sheriff's deputy, shot, killed
Author: 0 Pierce County, Wash. sheriff's deputy, shot, killed

The Pierce County Sheriff's deputy was identified as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died. The suspect in the shooting remained at large, KIRO-TV reported . The deputy arrived at the home on 200th St. E. and chased a suspect but was struck by gunfire during the pursuit.

World Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48
Author: 0 Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48

Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 miles per hour. Tomorrow: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Wind: NW 10-20 miles per hour. High near 41.

World Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump
Author: 0 Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump

Twitter has said it will not block world leaders or remove their "controversial tweets" amid calls to remove USA president Donald Trump from the platform. The social media firm said: "Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation due to their outsized impact on our society". It added: "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind".

World Trump's Attorneys Hope to Prevent Mueller from Interviewing the President
Author: 0 Trump's Attorneys Hope to Prevent Mueller from Interviewing the President

Three sources told the network that Trump's lawyers are seeking clarification on legal standards covering when and where the president can be interviewed, and for how long. Justice Department veterans said Mueller would nearly certainly want to interview the president directly in the probe, which has so far resulted in two indictments and two guilty pleas.

World Princess Charlotte beams in first-day-of-preschool photos
Author: 0 Princess Charlotte beams in first-day-of-preschool photos

Charlotte appears to be bursting with excitement in the photos, which have pleased royal watchers to no end. She looks proud as punch. While someone else said: "Such an adorable little bundle". Her older brother Prince George attended Westacre Montessori in Norfolk, when the couple lived at Anmer Hall near King's Lynn. The princess will be a full-time pupil at the nursery, which charges fees of just over £3,000 a term for pupils attending its Monday to Friday morning school, and ...

World UNRWA: Our mandate comes from the UN General Assembly
Author: 0 UNRWA: Our mandate comes from the UN General Assembly

The US, which is the largest financial contributor to UNRWA , previously announced it was planning to cut $285 million from funds it provides to the United Nations 2018-2019 budget, ahead of the UN General Assembly's vote against his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

World Status Orange Low Temperature Warning issued for Galway
Author: 0 Status Orange Low Temperature Warning issued for Galway

Met Éireann has said temperatures will turn "very cold", with lows of between -4C and -6C. The warning is that of a low temperature one, warning those living in Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal that temperatures are set to stay well below zero until midday today.

World Iran says to reconsider cooperation with IAEA if United States dishonors commitments
Author: 0 Iran says to reconsider cooperation with IAEA if United States dishonors commitments

However, he waived the sanctions for another three months and left the decision on staying in or quitting the deal for later, while urging Congress to change the U.S. Also, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi on Monday warned the world on Monday to prepare for the possible withdrawal of the USA from the landmark nuclear deal agreed in 2015.

World Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US
Author: 0 Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US

Ending TPS means that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has changed course and concluded that conditions in El Salvador have improved enough for the Salvadorans to return home. "The United States has yet again turned its back on its promise to provide refuge for those who face violence and persecution in their home countries", Chacón said in a statement.

World President Trump warns Democrats there won't be DACA deal without border wall
Author: 0 President Trump warns Democrats there won't be DACA deal without border wall

Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at Camp David on Saturday that he's planning a robust schedule of campaigning for the 2018 midterm elections and that includes involvement in the Republican primaries. Democrats have repeatedly said they will not pay for a wall. As you know, we're negotiating [the North American Free Trade Agreement]. Democrats and some Republicans are pushing to have it preserved.

World Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire quits cabinet role
Author: 0 Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire quits cabinet role

Mr Brokenshire, 50, said he had been informed about the lesion "in the last few days" after a series of tests in recent weeks. "While the operation is expected to address the issue and I will get back to work relatively quickly, recovering from surgery and regaining my strength will take several weeks".

World Former housing minister named Conservative Party chairman
Author: 0 Former housing minister named Conservative Party chairman

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg had also named Grayling, citing two unnamed sources, but later tweeted that another source said immigration minister Brandon Lewis would be the new chairman. Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed that he is no longer the chairman of the Conservative party, telling reporters that after eight years in cabinet, he had had a "very good run".

World What caused protests to flare up in Iran?
Author: 0 What caused protests to flare up in Iran?

Twenty-one people, majority demonstrators, have died in protests that began nearly a week ago in Iran's second-largest city of Mashhad; hundreds more have been arrested . French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre said the protests do not threaten worldwide peace and security, Radio Pakistan reports. Various Iranian officials said on January 6 that hundreds of detainees - including many students and other young people - had been released, some after agreeing to sign a pledge not to ...

World Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a 'Genius'
Author: 0 Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a 'Genius'

The diplomats added that US officials told United Nations officials in the last two days that President Trump is considering totally cutting the part of the funding which was frozen, and is even considering cutting up to $180 million, which amounts to half of the USA funding to UNRWA.

World Fire reported at Trump Tower
Author: 0 Fire reported at Trump Tower

A spokesperson for the Fire Department of the City of NY told local media that more than 125 firefighters responded to the Trump Tower fire. Smoke from the fire could be seen coming from the roof of Trump Tower in New York City. Firefighters are on the scene along with members of the NYPD. Crews were called to Trump's namesake skyscraper at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue at 6:58am local time, according to fire officials .

World BBCs China editor quits post in gender pay gap row
Author: 0 BBCs China editor quits post in gender pay gap row

A new campaign, #IStandWithCarrie hashtag , has been created on social media and several people including leading BBC presenters have openly come in support of her. "In a letter posted on her blog, Gracie accused the BBC of 'breaking equality law" and announced that she was quitting her job after serving the organization for three decades.

World Supreme Court to reconsider validity of Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex
Author: 0 Supreme Court to reconsider validity of Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud made a decision to re-examine the top court's earlier order upholding section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The curative petition filed before the top court argues that the court has incorrectly held that a "minuscule fraction of population can not claim fundamental rights".

World $570M Powerball jackpot up for grabs in Saturday night drawing
Author: 0 $570M Powerball jackpot up for grabs in Saturday night drawing

Friday's Mega Millions winning numbers are 70, 59, 30, 28, 39 and 10, but across the country, people are trying their luck at not one but two massive jackpots! If a victor opts for cash, they would receive $358.5 million. Winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. Reeds Ferry Market is also a victor. The jackpots refer to the annuity option for winners, who can opt to receive payments over 29 years.

World Golden Globes 2018 snubs and surprises
Author: 0 Golden Globes 2018 snubs and surprises

Hosting the first awards show of 2018, Meyers had a daunting task ahead of him. Some of the jokes didn't land entirely, including one criticizing Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault, for his House of Cards Southern accent, but Meyers was able to recover.

World Golden Globes: 5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show
Author: 0 Golden Globes: 5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show

Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep , Emma Stone , Emma Watson , Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley have said that on the red carpet they will each be accompanied by activists in a range of fields. We feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now". "We are participants in this entertainment industry, and we have something to say".

World Johnson a stroke behind leaders
Author: 0 Johnson a stroke behind leaders

He now ranks tied for first in the field in driving distance through 54 holes. Johnson's one blemish of the day came with a bogey on the par-three 11th but he immediately followed that by holing a 65-yard pitch for eagle on the 12th. But the American has done enough to stay atop the world rankings for close to a year. Jordan Spieth had a frustrating day on the greens as a 70 left him eight behind Johnson, while Leishman went from joint-leader to mid-table after tumbling to seven under ...

World Israel Bans Entry of NGO Representatives Supporting Boycott
Author: 0 Israel Bans Entry of NGO Representatives Supporting Boycott

The list, in particular, includes such entities as Jewish Voice for Peace , France Association Palestine Solidarity, BDS France, BDS Italy, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign , American Friends Service Committee, American Muslims for Palestine and BDS South Africa .

World Reporter Courtney Roland Missing, Last Seen In Houston
Author: 0 Reporter Courtney Roland Missing, Last Seen In Houston

She is said to have told her pal a blue truck leaving a Walgreens supermarket was stalking her. She left that camp at 4 p.m., was reportedly seen later that night, and then sent a text at 12:30 a.m. Roland's roommate told Click 2 Houston that she received a text from Roland at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Roland's roommate also told Click 2 Houston that Roland had been on high alert for weeks after someone broke into her vehicle.

World Man calls 911 to report his own DUI
Author: 0 Man calls 911 to report his own DUI

Michael Lester, of Winter Haven, can be heard telling a dispatcher that he is "too drunk" as the woman tries to determine his location for responding deputies in the recording released Friday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Michael Lester, 39, was arrested on a DUI charge after authorities in Polk County say he called to request that he be pulled over. Lester told deputies who arrived on the scene he had consumed drugs and alcohol.