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World 11 killed in fire at Japan welfare home
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Usually, none of the staff members from the not-for-profit organisation, Homeless Support Hokkaido Network, which runs the facility, are present during nights, local reports say. Police and firefighters are still trying to determine the cause of the fatal blaze. "The surrounding area was bright as if it were day because of efforts to extinguish fire, and smoke lasted until near the dawn", she said.

Author: 0 Proteas sweat it out ahead of 1st ODI against India

Wristspinners can go for six an over but they will pick you three wickets as well, which is eventually the difference in the game. I assume once we get into one-day mode, mentally we will make that switch again. But the lack of experience of playing in overseas conditions proved decisive as Indian batsmen struggled against the pace and bounce on offer from the South African pitches.

World Budget '18: Consumer durable majors for promotion of 'Make in India'
Author: 0 Budget '18: Consumer durable majors for promotion of 'Make in India'

The government has proposed the opening of Ekalavya Schools for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population. Railways' Capex for the year 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs 1,48,528 crore, " the FM said. The law will provide for the automatic revision of emoluments - indexed to inflation - every 5 years. Tax payer base has risen from 6.47 crore in 2014-15 to 8.27 crore in 2016-17.

World SC awards one-month jail term to Nehal Hashmi in contempt case
Author: 0 SC awards one-month jail term to Nehal Hashmi in contempt case

Supreme Court took suo moto notice over contempt of court speech of Nehal Hashmi in which he threatened judiciary and members of JIT. To which, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa inquired about use of "if" in his apology. When asked if he was equating former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal replied in the affirmative.

World America Betrayed: Nixon Was An Awful Crook But Donald Trump Is Treasonous
Author: 0 America Betrayed: Nixon Was An Awful Crook But Donald Trump Is Treasonous

While talking on "This Week", he said that it was obvious that each official in the president's administration was aware that the firing of Mueller would imply an end of the Trump presidency. Several of the special counsel's prosecutorial hires specialize in money-laundering cases-an odd specialty for an election fraud/computer-hacking case (which, basically, is what the Russian Federation investigation amounts to).

World I see a 'super blue blood moon' rising
Author: 0 I see a 'super blue blood moon' rising

The "blood" in the name comes from the reddish brown color the Moon takes on when Earth enters between it and the sun, cutting off the light rays that usually brighten the lunar surface. Add a total eclipse, known as a blood moon for its red tint, and it's a lunar showstopper. A blue moon occurs about once every 2.5 years. Those on the East Coast were less fortunate: the moon had set before the eclipse was in full swing, according to NASA .

World IAF officer leaks sensitive information on WhatsApp, arrested
Author: 0 IAF officer leaks sensitive information on WhatsApp, arrested

Some reports suggested that the woman in question may have been an enemy spy. However, reports claim that the officer is posted at the Air Headquarters in Delhi , where he had access to certain classified information . "We are trying to establish whether others too were involved and how big the ring was", a top sources told India Today . According to the intelligence department officer, the IAF officials was under scanner of the force from last few weeks.

World MI township to apologize for mishandling Nassar victim's report
Author: 0 MI township to apologize for mishandling Nassar victim's report

The bill would also require USA Gymnastics and other athletic governing bodies to implement policies to prevent such abuses from occurring. "We have over 265 identified victims and an infinite number of victims in this state, in the country, and all over the world", said Judge Janice Cunningham.

World U.S. calls on Poland to 'reevaluate' legislation on Holocaust language
Author: 0 U.S. calls on Poland to 'reevaluate' legislation on Holocaust language

Although the proposal exempts artistic work and research, it has raised concerns that the Polish state will decide what it considers to be facts. Earlier, Polish Jews have urged Poland's upper parliamentary chamber in an open letter to reject the bill that criminalizes attempts to impose blame on Polish individuals for aiding Nazi Germany during World War II , including mass killing of Jews.

World Kiribati holding out hope for more survivors of ferry disaster
Author: 0 Kiribati holding out hope for more survivors of ferry disaster

The 18-metre wooden catamaran MV Butiraoi broke up and capsized not long after it set out from the island of Nonouti two weeks ago. It was unclear whether any repairs had been made. Enoo-Teabo said they believe at least 80 passengers and five crew members were aboard. The survivors had been adrift for days. New Zealand authorities identified the survivors as three men, three women, and a 14-year-old girl.

World North Korea calls Trump administration 'racist'
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The Kalma Airport on North Korea's eastern coast was the launch site for multiple midrange missile tests in 2016. Warmbier was traveling with a tour group when he was arrested at the airport as he prepared to depart from North Korea's capital, Pyongyang .

World Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo
Author: 0 Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo

Amid the controversy over the memo, speculation has swirled over whether it focused on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe . Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray met with Ryan over the department's dispute with Nunes, trying to gauge where the speaker stood relating to Nunes' outstanding subpoena demands, CNN reported .

World Trump grants 6900 Syrians permission to stay in US
Author: 0 Trump grants 6900 Syrians permission to stay in US

Since taking office, Trump has cut off the special protections for citizens of several countries, including Honduras and El Salvador, after determining that once-perilous conditions no longer preclude citizens from going home. The extension for Syria runs counter to several terminations of TPS protections in the past few months, including for hundreds of thousands of Central Americans who have lived in the USA roughly two decades.

Author: 0 Trump vows to rebuild American military might

Sanders also called out Trump for lying about giving "health insurance for everybody" during his presidential campaign, because once he became president his first order of business was trying to take away government coverage from dozens of millions of citizens by canceling his predecessor's Affordable Healthcare Act.

World Odds: Who Will Kirk Cousins Play for in 2018?
Author: 0 Odds: Who Will Kirk Cousins Play for in 2018?

So the two clubs can only agree to terms until then and there's nothing to prevent the prospective deal from blowing up in the interim. The Redskins wouldn't go higher than the $23 million-a-year range, which is what they are paying Smith, who got a new four-year deal which averages $23.5 million-a-year.

World Lord shocks colleagues by resigning over his 'disgrace' at being late
Author: 0 Lord shocks colleagues by resigning over his 'disgrace' at being late

As reported by The Washington Post , Lord Bates arrived late to the House of Lords , where he served as global development minister. Lord Bates left peers aghast after he announced he was quitting the government before storming out. After Bates's' resignation, Baroness Smith of Basildon interrupted the beginning of another speech to say: "An apology from Lord Bates is perfectly sufficient.

World Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women
Author: 0 Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

Jolie recently visited Jordan and met with Syrian refugees where she spoke with women who were victims of sexual violence during that country's brutal civil war. The 42-year-old mom of six pulled her chic look together with a bold red lip, matching red nails and a two-toned Louis Vuitton tote bag that perfectly complemented her choice of footwear.

World Larry Nassar abused at least 265 victims, officials say
Author: 0 Larry Nassar abused at least 265 victims, officials say

McCraw. Annie Labrie, another gymnast who trained at Twistars , said she was a patient of Nassar's for over five years and he treated her at Twistars, Michigan State University - where he was on the faculty - and in his basement. "He was grooming me so he could molest me", Raisman said. "I think it's very hard for someone to go through what I've gone through recently, and it's very hard to talk about", she said, welling up with tears.

World Bypolls 2018 results: Counting in Rajasthan, West Bengal begins
Author: 0 Bypolls 2018 results: Counting in Rajasthan, West Bengal begins

While the leads in Rajasthan are changing by the minute, in Bengal, Trinamool Congress has comfortably stayed at the top of the league with huge leads. Congress took an early lead in all three Rajasthan seats of Ajmer, Alwar and Maldalgarh, as counting for bypolls began on Thursday morning. The BJP, which is desperately trying to gain ground in West Bengal, is confident of increasing its vote share in both the seats.

World Gov. issues 'Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday' proclamation
Author: 0 Gov. issues 'Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday' proclamation

It was posted after Templeton's opponent, Gov. Henry McMaster , issued an official proclamation calling on all South Carolinians to stand "wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday". SC is home to more than 417,000 veterans and has the 10th highest active duty military population in the country, the proclamation states. The proclamation comes after more than a year of debate on whether to stand for the anthem.

World Khelo India not just about winning medals: PM Modi
Author: 0 Khelo India not just about winning medals: PM Modi

The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revitalize the sports culture in the nation at grassroots level and make India a sporting nation. It is an effort to give strength to a mass movement for playing more. Tamil Nadu athletes won two of the six gold medals on the opening day of the games. Under Khelo India Games, around 20 crore children in age group of 10 to 17 years will also be engaged into national Physical Fitness Campaign and the Khelo India School Games is only the ...

Author: 0 Afghan Interior Minister, spy chief meet Pakistani counterparts

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong magnitude-6.1 quake has rattled Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the capital cities of both countries. Most of the attacks in the capital Kabul have been blamed on the Haqqani network, whose links to Pakistan's intelligence agency dates back to the 1980s Soviet invasion of Afghanistan when Pakistan and the United States were on the same page about using jihadi groups to oust invading Russian soldiers.

World Taking Down MS-13
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Federal authorities later arrested 13 gang members in connection with their deaths . "While we can not imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow", Trump said . Some of Trump's signature campaign promises included securing the border by building a wall , cracking down on illegal immigration, and purging illegal immigrant gang members from the country.

World Donald Trump's first-year approval rating lowest among U.S. presidents
Author: 0 Donald Trump's first-year approval rating lowest among U.S. presidents

The new poll also found Americans are split over the massive tax reform bill Trump signed in December-44 percent approve and 44 percent disapprove. Reuters/Lucas JacksonU.S. Trump's ability to fulfill numerous promises he made during the 2016 election has also impressed a majority of Americans, 55 percent of which said he has been "somewhat successful at getting Congress to pass his legislative agenda".

Author: 0 North Korea may be able to strike USA within a few months

The Atlantic's Peter Beinart suggested that Trump tack was an attempt to rally public support for a military strike against North Korea . "We double-checked [U.S.] evidence". US officials have said the debate on military action has lost some momentum as a result of the North-South talks. North Korea fired two missiles over Japan previous year, prompting emergency national security meetings of the Japanese and South Korean governments.

World Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Hartford Investment Management Co
Author: 0 Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Hartford Investment Management Co

The hedge fund run by Dan Loeb held 12.25M shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $310.42M, down from 15.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O'Neill to "Buy" on Wednesday, January 20. BMO Capital Markets reissued a "market perform" rating and issued a $29.00 price target (up from $27.00) on shares of Bank of America in a report on Monday, October 16th.

World White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs
Author: 0 White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs

Last week, the President implemented a tariff of up to 30 per cent on solar panels made overseas, angering green-energy advocates. It also said the source commented that the budget could be created to move more money toward funding nuclear energy, at the request of Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

World Israeli group sues New Zealanders for cancellation of Lorde concert
Author: 0 Israeli group sues New Zealanders for cancellation of Lorde concert

The letter lead Lorde to cancel her highly anticipated concert set for June. An Israeli advocacy group has launched a lawsuit against two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing pop singer Lorde to cancel a concert in Israel. "Israel is the only "democracy in the Middle East", where New Zealanders get sued for exercising their freedom of speech.in New Zealand", Sachs wrote on Wednesday.

World Bernard Tomic exits I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here
Author: 0 Bernard Tomic exits I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here

The Gold Coast product said he initially thought using the show to get away from tennis was a good idea but has admitted being wrong. World No.14 Nick Kyrgios will spearhead the Australian team. "He's digging a big hole for himself that he may never get out of". Not all of the commentary about Tomic has been so supportive, with AFL personality Dane Swan slamming the 25-year-old while frustrated Davis Cup coach Lleyton Hewitt has been publicly feuding with Tomic .

Author: 0 Palestinian boy shot in head & killed by Israeli soldiers in Ramallah

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its policy of shoot-to-kill as a large number of the Palestinians killed at the scene of attacks did not pose serious threats to Israelis. They expelled the United States delegation which was inside the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry and closed the office of the Chamber. Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Husseini was reported in al-Ayyam as slamming the Israeli military's recent decision to take control of ...

World Russia denies coal export to North Korean
Author: 0 Russia denies coal export to North Korean

The rogue state is planning the parade of intercontinental missiles and rockets in an attempt to "scare the hell out of the Americans", according to two diplomatic sources who spoke to CNN . Some conservative politicians of Seoul criticised the military parade as a provocation. US-based experts said data from the test appeared to support that.

World Qatar Airways Agrees to Disclose Financial Statements
Author: 0 Qatar Airways Agrees to Disclose Financial Statements

USA and Qatar officials have reached an agreement in the three-year dispute about airline subsidies that left factions on both sides claiming victory. They claimed that Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways all benefitted from more than $42 billion in government subsidies that enabled their rapid growth.

World Republican: Secret Memo on FBI Shows the 'Fix Was In'
Author: 0 Republican: Secret Memo on FBI Shows the 'Fix Was In'

Ryan will defer to Nunes on the memo's public release "and process", AshLee Strong, a Ryan spokeswoman, said on Monday. "It has been fantastic to see and undoubtedly true that as more and more has come to light about the extent of Russia's involvement in 2016 and potential ties to Trump , elected Republicans have rallied towards the president rather than move away", The Daily Beast's Sam Stein said on Twitter .

World Trump wants Nunes memo released as quickly as possible
Author: 0 Trump wants Nunes memo released as quickly as possible

The FBI , in a a rare and sharply-worded statement, said there are concerns "about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy". While Wray also expressed opposition to the memo's release, Rosenstein did much of the talking, according to a senior USA government official. And the intelligence community fears that the memo could give foreign adversaries information that could compromise how the US operates.

World US Military Tests Missile Defense In Hawaii
Author: 0 US Military Tests Missile Defense In Hawaii

The interceptor is being developed in cooperation with Japan and is to be deployed on land as well as aboard ships. North Korea, meanwhile, has ramped up its missile test launches. The rocket, produced by Raytheon , is created to intercept ballistic missiles. In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trump's tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between North and South Korea that led to Pyongyang's agreement to participate in next month's ...

World San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions
Author: 0 San Francisco Erases Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

California produces vast amounts of marijuana and has done so for years. Proposition 64 legalizes, among other things, the possession and purchase of up to an ounce of marijuana and allows individuals to grow up to six plants for personal use.

World First biofuel flight between U.S. and Australia used mustard seeds
Author: 0 First biofuel flight between U.S. and Australia used mustard seeds

A successful flight will mark a milestone in the search for sustainable biofuel that is compatible with standard jet fuel and can be produced in sufficient volumes to meet worldwide demand of more than 600,000 tonnes a day. "Biojet fuel made from Carinata delivers both oil for biofuel and protein for animal nutrition while also enhancing the soil it's grown in", he said.

World 1 dead after train carrying GOP members of Congress crashes into truck
Author: 0 1 dead after train carrying GOP members of Congress crashes into truck

Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City, Fla., and his two children were among the people on the train but were not hurt, said his communications director Brad Stewart in an interview with WPTV. "Don't even know if the train is operable at this point". "I think everyone on the train is OK", Faso said. "CSX personnel are at the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a garbage truck at Lanetown Road, in Crozet, VA".

World SC demands Centre's response on Rohingyas
Author: 0 SC demands Centre's response on Rohingyas

On October 13, the court had told the government that it would like to examine the Rohingya's plea for refuge in India while not undermining the Centre's concern about the security threat posed by some among the illegal migrants from Rakhine province of Myanmar.

World Colombia suspends peace talks with rebels
Author: 0 Colombia suspends peace talks with rebels

He warned: "To continue peace negotiation, this doctrine demands a minimum of coherence". The government and the ELN a year ago launched peace talks in Quito, but the dialogue has been suspended since 10 January due to a wave of attacks by the rebel group after a bilateral cease-fire that had been in effect for 100 days ended.

World FEMA Ending Meals and Water Provides to Puerto Rico
Author: 0 FEMA Ending Meals and Water Provides to Puerto Rico

Trump fired back , saying the San Juan mayor showed "poor leadership ability". If supplies run out, he said FEMA would reconsider purchasing more. WUSA 9 spoke to Mayorga from the Northwest town of Isabela, Puerto Rico . According to the National Hurricane Center , for all United State hurricanes, Katrina (2005) is the costliest storm on record. As of two days ago, which was the 133rd "Response Day", only 80 percent of households approved for a Blue Roof had one installed.

World NC Congress members uninjured in Virginia train crash
Author: 0 NC Congress members uninjured in Virginia train crash

Of the other two, Cassidy said, one sustained major injuries and one had minor injuries. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump was briefed on the accident. In addition to the members, the train was also carrying staffers along with family members of the Congressmen and Senators who were traveling to the retreat along with the members.

World Facebook tweaks news feed to prioritize local news
Author: 0 Facebook tweaks news feed to prioritize local news

As we announced earlier this month , we expect the amount of news in News Feed to go down as we focus on meaningful social interactions with family and friends over passive consumption. For more, see their Publisher Guidelines . It's what Facebook calls "engagement bait", or the manipulation of its News Feed algorithm in order to boost engagement and achieve greater reach.

World USA adds Hamas leader to terrorist list
Author: 0 USA adds Hamas leader to terrorist list

The US government also slapped sanctions on Harakat al-Sabireen - a small militant group that splintered away from the Islamic Jihad, is close to Iran and operates in Gaza - and two other groups active in Egypt: Liwa al-Thawra and HASM. "Since he became president. the USA administration has been trying to impose its misguided policies on the Middle East". "These planned and executed terrorist attacks include firing rockets into Israel in September 2015 and detonating an explosive device ...

World Michelle Obama on the awkward Trump gift exchange
Author: 0 Michelle Obama on the awkward Trump gift exchange

The comedian and chat host invited Obama to her show as a part of her two-hour 60th birthday celebration episode, and while the show naturally focuses on DeGeneres, it also marks Obama's first television appearance since leaving the White House a year ago.

World Sanctioned Russian spy official met American counterparts in US
Author: 0 Sanctioned Russian spy official met American counterparts in US

Naryshkin was appointed head of the SVR by Russian President Vladimir Putin in September, 2016. CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with his Russian counterparts when they visited the United States last week, including the the chief of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin, who is included on a list of sanctioned Russian officials sanctioned by the U.S., CBS News reported Tuesday night.

World Lawmakers demand answers about Strava 'heat map' revealing military sites
Author: 0 Lawmakers demand answers about Strava 'heat map' revealing military sites

The details were released by Strava in a data visualization heat map that tracks and shows all the activity of its users. In the process, Strava may have inadvertently revealed the locations and activities of U.S. The news also underscored growing concerns about the privacy of fitness apps, as experts found ways to use the Strava app to find the names and photographs of individual users, along with the biking and jogging routes they used.