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World Emmanuel Macron starts China visit in Silk Road gateway city of Xian
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron starts China visit in Silk Road gateway city of Xian

The state visit began at the gateway of the ancient Silk Road. In a keynote speech at the ancient imperial palace complex Daming Palace, Macron said China and Europe should work together on the Belt and Road Initiative, and he also mentioned the way to advance bilateral relations.

World India Willoughby strips to bikini on Celebrity Big Brother
Author: 0 India Willoughby strips to bikini on Celebrity Big Brother

A third added: "comparing drag queens to black face? really sis? you're cancelled". "India's credibility as a human being was over the minute she compared drag to blackface". It's just the drag act..." India snapped back quickly: "I do beg your pardon". Widdecombe stood by her views, telling Courtney: "A marriage is a civil institution that is defined by parliament - if people want to change that I've got to be persuaded that its a good idea and I'm not".

World Molson Coors acquires Aspall Cyder
Author: 0 Molson Coors acquires Aspall Cyder

The company also produces and sells a line of organic hard ciders and vinegars, which Molson Coors plans to continue producing. United States firm Molson Coors, which owns brands including Carling and Miller, said it would invest in the Suffolk site where Aspall also has a vinegar business.

World Social Media Doesn't Think President Trump Knows the National Anthem Lyrics
Author: 0 Social Media Doesn't Think President Trump Knows the National Anthem Lyrics

Trump attended the NCAA championship football game in Atlanta on Monday, where the Zac Brown Band , accompanied by a gospel choir, performed the anthem . But what caught everyone's attention was Trump allegedly forgetting some words while singing. Trump's anthem fail set off a Twitterstorm of seething sarcasm.

World Israel Struck Syria Three Times Overnight With Jets, Missiles — Assad Regime Military
Author: 0 Israel Struck Syria Three Times Overnight With Jets, Missiles — Assad Regime Military

Then at 3:04 am two land-to-land missiles were reportedly fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but Damascus says these were also intercepted. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to ambassadors of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries in Israel, said: "We have a long-standing policy to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons to Hezbollah from Syrian territory".

World Winter storm watch issued in Nebraska: Not using the 'B' word yet
Author: 0 Winter storm watch issued in Nebraska: Not using the 'B' word yet

Some areas could see blizzard conditions. Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Temperatures will be just below freezing; therefore, black ice will be possible through 10AM. The freezing rain will glaze roads and cause treacherous driving conditions. This winter storm watch includes the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and the Kern County line.

World Boring response to Jignesh Mawani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally'
Author: 0 Boring response to Jignesh Mawani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally'

You have to answer why people are not getting the money that is in the foreign accounts of Indians. He made it clear that neither he was present in Bhima Koregaon where the unrest took place nor participated in the bandh called by several Dalit groups in Maharashtra.

World 200 injured in commuter train crash outside Johannesburg
Author: 0 200 injured in commuter train crash outside Johannesburg

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that one of the carriages had derailed, but had not overturned, said spokesperson Russell Meiring. The incident occurred after an incoming train crashed into a stationary train from behind. No fatalities have been reported so far in the incident in Germiston, a town around 12 miles (20 km) east of Johannesburg. On Thursday, two trains collided between the cities of Hennenman and Kroonstad leaving at least 19 people dead and over 200 injured.

World Snow paints red sand dunes of Sahara desert a wondrous white
Author: 0 Snow paints red sand dunes of Sahara desert a wondrous white

High pressure bands over Europe caused cold air to be pulled down into northern Africa and into the Sahara . This was only the third snowfall to be recorded in the town, which experiences temperatures around 40°C during summers and is also known as "The Gateway to the Desert ".

World Man causes $11000 in damages trying to kill spider inside apartment
Author: 0 Man causes $11000 in damages trying to kill spider inside apartment

Battalion Chief Rob Pitt said the fire caused moderate damage to the apartment when one of the residents tried to burn a spider to kill it. The burning eight-legged creature ran onto the mattress which quickly caught fire and spread to drapes in the bedroom, Redding Searchlight reported.

World Snowden Defends Indian Journo Facing Prosecution for Exposing Aadhar Data Breach
Author: 0 Snowden Defends Indian Journo Facing Prosecution for Exposing Aadhar Data Breach

Edward Snowden tweeted in support of the journalists of The Tribune , who exposed the breach, saying they ' deserve an award, not an investigation'. American whistleblower Edward Snowden says the Indian journalist who did an investigative story on how easy it was to break into the supposedly secure citizens' data bank maintained by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) deserves an award and not persecution.

World Alligators Use Unique Technique To Survive In Frozen Pond
Author: 0 Alligators Use Unique Technique To Survive In Frozen Pond

They'll stick their nose above the surface at just the right moment and allow the water to freeze around it. While it's hard to believe they are able to survive icy conditions, animal experts said they are very much alive and well. But if you look closely, you can see an alligator's snout poking through the ice so it can breathe! Alligators have been known to rise to the surface if the water is about to freeze, with their nostrils above the surface.

World Theresa May keeps Dr Liam Fox in Cabinet position
Author: 0 Theresa May keeps Dr Liam Fox in Cabinet position

Sir Patrick looks set to pay the price for the party's failure at last year's snap general election when the Tories saw their Commons majority wiped out. It was later confirmed that Brandon Lewis , formerly immigration minister, was the new party chairman. Transport Secretary Mr Grayling was kept on at his department despite widespread reports that he faced the axe.

World End of TPS for El Salvador Endangers Thousands of Families
Author: 0 End of TPS for El Salvador Endangers Thousands of Families

The Department of Homeland Security said that El Salvador has received significant global aid and that "the substantial disruption of living conditions caused by the natural disaster no longer exists". The Department of Homeland Security, which administers TPS, did not respond to a request for comment. "These are Salvadorans who have been living in the United States with work permission for nearly 20 years".

World President Oprah? Golden Globes speech sparks rumours of 2020 run
Author: 0 President Oprah? Golden Globes speech sparks rumours of 2020 run

In an interview after the show, Winfrey , 63, said she does not have plans to run for president. "I think one of the arguments against Oprah is 45". Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in 2015 , shortly after announcing his presidential bid, that a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White House .

World ACLU New Jersey To Prisons: 'New Jim Crow' Book Ban Is Unconstitutional
Author: 0 ACLU New Jersey To Prisons: 'New Jim Crow' Book Ban Is Unconstitutional

The ACLU filed records requests and discovered that several prisons included the book on informal lists of banned literature. Civil rights advocates denounced New Jersey's prison system on Monday after learning that the book The New Jim Crow , about race and mass incarceration in the USA, has been banned from some of the state's prisons.

World 72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London
Author: 0 72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London

The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter that there were 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters at the scene on Waterloo Road, Brent Cross. "Factory workers left before the Brigade arrived", a spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said. Was just on the North Circular'. 'Looks like a warehouse or something of that size near the north circular at Wembley'. "Then just this huge mountain of fire, nearly pyramid shaped and spiralling as it was shooting fireballs into the air".

World Clinical Philander drives Proteas towards victory
Author: 0 Clinical Philander drives Proteas towards victory

Set 208 for victory, India were skittled for 135 in 42.4 overs in their second innings on a lively wicket with Philander the chief destroyer, recording figures of 6-42 for his first five-wicket haul in tests since 2013. "You need to find the flawless balance to do well in South Africa especially where there is more bounce". "It's something we have to counter". Rohit Sharma was bowled comprehensively soon after Kohli went - and an over after he was dropped in the outfield.

World Trump administration may drop proposal seeking to tighten H-1B visa norms
Author: 0 Trump administration may drop proposal seeking to tighten H-1B visa norms

In a relief for Indian techies , the United States today said, it is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country. The reports had said it was mulling ending extensions for H-1B holders. The move had sent a wave of panic coursing through the community of H-1B workers here from India, a large number of whom were employed with some of America's top IT companies such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google and other sectors - Green Card sponsorship comes ...

World Gurugram court dismisses bail application of juvenile
Author: 0 Gurugram court dismisses bail application of juvenile

The accused, a student of the same school, was produced before the court on January 3 and his custody was extended until January 17. It is apparent that he is instrumental in wasting valuable court time of two hearings before the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Board and five hearings before the appellate court.

World CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak
Author: 0 CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

The CDC says it is unable to recommend whether people should avoid a particular food while the source of the outbreak is still under investigation. Identifying the source of a foodborne illness outbreak can be a delicate balance between warning consumers of public health risks and unduly tainting industries or specific businesses without sufficient evidence, said Bill Marler, a Seattle-based attorney specializing in food safety cases.

Author: 0 Officials from North, South Korea begin rare formal talks

The Koreas' first talks in two years were arranged after North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un recently made an abrupt push for improved ties with South Korea after a year of elevated tensions with the outside world over his expanding nuclear and missile programs.

World Trump hopes Korea talks extend beyond Olympics
Author: 0 Trump hopes Korea talks extend beyond Olympics

They come just one month before the February 9 opening ceremony for the Winter Games. North and South Korea have agreed to discuss cooperation on the Olympics, as well as other issues, in rare talks at the border starting Tuesday. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" We can only hope that Trump's advisers will talk him back from this latest ...

World Kansas Lawmaker Who said Black 'Genetics' Led To Pot Prohibition Offers Apology
Author: 0 Kansas Lawmaker Who said Black 'Genetics' Led To Pot Prohibition Offers Apology

During the Saturday coffee meeting, Rep. John Doll, a Republican from Garden City, said Kansas shouldn't even consider legalizing recreational marijuana in light of U.S. Worf said he later told Alford that his comments were "the most racist thing [he had] ever heard". The Garden City area is very diverse, he said, adding that the comments were shocking.

World Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Plans And Did Nothing
Author: 0 Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Plans And Did Nothing

I knew later, when I could not get ahold of him that my fears had come true and he did what he said he was going to do . "I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was goign to hurt other people". Salman also wrote that, two days before the shooting, Mateen was looking at the Pulse website and announced, "This is my target". Her lawyers are trying to get the statement thrown out, arguing that she was not read her Miranda rights before she gave it, and that she ...

Author: 0 Tamil Nadu Assembly to commence its first session tomorrow

Stalin said the party was walking out as the "Governor is addressing the assembly where the government does not have the majority". Soon after he arrived, Purohit greeted all members of the House with " Vanakkam " and began his address. The session would also witness sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran making his debut in the Assembly after having won the December 21 Radhakrishnan Nagar bypoll by a thumping margin of 40,000 votes against E Madhusudhanan of AIADMK.

World Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing
Author: 0 Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing

On Sunday night, as soon as Sawant - who was returning home after attending a meeting - alighted from an auto rickshaw near his residence, at least three persons attacked him, stabbing him multiple times with a sharp weapon. The police are also trying to determine whether there was a CCTV near the crime scene. The police have filed a case under IPC Section 302 and investigation is underway.

World Parliamentary Wi-Fi used in 24000 bids to access porn
Author: 0 Parliamentary Wi-Fi used in 24000 bids to access porn

The data - revealed amid an ongoing government investigation linked to inappropriate sexual behaviour - covers the period immediately after the general election. The new figures reveal a sharp decline in the number of parliamentary porn access requests; the system blocked 113,208 requests in 2016 after catching 213,020 requests the previous year.

World S. Korea to stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal
Author: 0 S. Korea to stick with Japan 'comfort women' deal

Mr Moon came to power in May a year ago after the removal of his disgraced predecessor, Park Geun Hye, whose conservative government was criticised for failing to fully consult victims over the 2015 settlement. Japan said any attempt to revise it could damage relations. According to historians, up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea, are estimated to have been forced into sexual servitude at Japan's front-line brothels during World War II.

World China avert Doklam like standoff
Author: 0 China avert Doklam like standoff

The past few months witnessed military standoff at the Bhutan-India-China tri-junction in Doklam, a disputed territory claimed by both Bhutan and China, where the Indian Army personnel had earlier reached to stop China from building a road.

World Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District
Author: 0 Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District

In his final year at the the helm of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce said he would be focusing on "the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and risky regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture Western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia".

World Three terrorists including to Pakistani killed in J&K's Badgam encounter
Author: 0 Three terrorists including to Pakistani killed in J&K's Badgam encounter

He said that a gun was also recovered from the site of the gunfight. The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation in Chadoora area of the district. "The Internet was suspended to prevent spreading of rumors", said an official. Shabir said that the forces lobbed teargas shells to disperse the stone-throwing youths.

World Takata recalls additional 3.3 million air bags
Author: 0 Takata recalls additional 3.3 million air bags

At least 20 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured since the recall began a few years ago. The recalls, which are being managed by NHTSA, are being phased in over the next three years. The inflators contain a non-desiccated, phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate propellant, which deteriorates over time, potentially causing it to burn too fast when the airbag is inflated.

World Washington state deputy shot and killed confronting burglars at home
Author: 0 Washington state deputy shot and killed confronting burglars at home

Trudi and I are saddened and praying for the deputy's young family as they grieve the loss of their husband and father. McCartney was a husband and has three sons. Authorities in Washington say a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy has died from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a home invasion. We are with his family now, and we ask that you please keep his family, friends, and our department in your thoughts and prayers.

World Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter
Author: 0 Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter

US President Donald Trump is under fire for the length of his daily schedule, but he would not be the first commander-in-chief to forgo a nine-to-five routine. That point was echoed by a Washington Post report published last April, which said Trump turns on the TV as soon as he wakes up, watches periodically throughout the day, and continues late into the evening when he retires to the private residence.

World MS 'religious liberty' bill allowed to stand
Author: 0 MS 'religious liberty' bill allowed to stand

Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the plaintiffs in the case - including same-sex couples and civil rights advocates - did not have standing to challenge the law. The post SCOTUS Lets Mississippi's Heinous Anti-LGBTQ "Religious Freedom" Law Stand appeared first on Towleroad . But now there's indication that the Supreme Court may be drawing a line.

World Today's the day! Same-sex couples can now officially Wednesday in Australia
Author: 0 Today's the day! Same-sex couples can now officially Wednesday in Australia

The athletes married in a attractive ceremony at the Summergrove Estate, in the Tweed Coast Hinterland, at 12am in front of 55 family members and friends, the Daily Mail reported . Almost 62 per cent of Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a voluntary postal survey in November, with legislation clearing parliament soon after.

World Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, 2 sons
Author: 0 Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, 2 sons

A U.S judge has dismissed the charges against four men accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014, Associated Press reports . responsibility", "flagrant misconduct" and "substantial prejudice". This included records about federal surveillance at the Bundy ranch, the presence of government snipers and previous law enforcement assessments that the Bundys posed no threat.

Author: 0 Mueller Eyes Ivanka Trump Encounter With Russian Lawyer

According to the Los Angeles Times , the president's eldest daughter spoke to Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin as they exited Trump Tower following the meeting. That same source-purportedly close to the Russiagate investigation-also noted, however, that the encounter was apparently on Mueller's radar because of his interest in all details regarding connections or meetings between members of the Trump family and the two Russian nationals.

World Trump's Schedule Has Been Steadily Shrinking
Author: 0 Trump's Schedule Has Been Steadily Shrinking

President Donald Trump will undergo a formal health check on Friday as the former NY businessman attempts to dispel any doubts about his fitness for office, according to a report by The Telegraph . Trump has additional sessions of Executive Time throughout his official day as well . But Sarah Huckabee Sanders , Trump's press secretary, told Axios Trump's time is "a mix of residence time and Oval Office time".

World Two cleared of graft in Agusta deal
Author: 0 Two cleared of graft in Agusta deal

In October 2017, the ED said it will file an extradition request to Italy for Carlo Gerosa , an Italian national who was accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 in the AgustaWestland scam. After initial levels of investigation, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI ) arrested former Air Force chief S P Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Lawyer Gautam Khaitan and filed charge sheet against 9 other persons.

World Protest In Sudan Over Price Of Bread Hike
Author: 0 Protest In Sudan Over Price Of Bread Hike

Also, police on Friday used tear gas and batons cautiously to disperse protesters in the neighbourhoods of Al-Mazad, Shendi Foug, Al-Hilla Al-Jadida and Al-Dibaga in Wad Medani, capital of the Gezira State. Sudan had witnessed sporadic protests in late 2016 after a government decision to cut fuel subsidies. Dozens of people were killed in 2013 protests when security forces crushed large street demonstrations, drawing global condemnation.

World Derrick Ansley to be Colorado State defensive coordinator
Author: 0 Derrick Ansley to be Colorado State defensive coordinator

While his role has yet to be announced, Golding has experience coaching defensive backs in the past. Of course, Rams fans know how important a new, exciting and exuberant defensive coordinator will be to the team's efforts in winning a Mountain West Championship as Bobo's offense has been stellar, but the offense has been bad as of late.

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.