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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire at the end of his term His departure could prompt the former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat . Romney, the former MA governor who now lives in Utah, has been eyeing a Senate run, but Trump has encouraged Hatch to seek re-election. "And for me, that time is soon approaching", Hatch said in a video statement posted to Twitter. He's served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is ... [Full Article...]

Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails

Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) filed a compensation claim of $70 million from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not agreeing to play bilateral series as per the International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme (FTP). [Full Article...]

Mysterious Eggs Found In School Yard Possibly Belong To Poisonous Snake

Mysterious Eggs Found In School Yard Possibly Belong To Poisonous Snake Staff alerted FAWNA NSW , who initially identified the eggs as belonging to one of Australia's deadliest creatures - the eastern brown snake. Rescuers Yvette Attleir and Rod Miller dug out the sandpit at St Joseph's Catholic primary school and discovered no fewer than seven snake nests hosting a total of 43 eggs, a new addition to the list of unsavoury things found in a children's sandpit. [Full Article...]

'Time-travelling' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

'Time-travelling' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017 Hawaiian Airlines's HA446 flight took off from the New Zealand capital, Auckland on New Year's Eve and landed in Honolulu the day before, as in the tropical island complex 2018 had not yet arrived. And this feat was achieved thanks to those who delayed the flight in New Zealand. In case anyone is wondering: no, time travel is still not feasible. [Full Article...]

Chrissy Teigen Live-Tweets Her Extended 8-Hour 'Flight To Nowhere'

Chrissy Teigen Live-Tweets Her Extended 8-Hour 'Flight To Nowhere' Instead, she now claims that Teigen and Legend "runs with" pedophiles and human traffickers instead of being both themselves. "Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed", Teigen wrote . [Full Article...]

France expresses concern over Iran protests

France expresses concern over Iran protests Anti-government protests have spread across the country after starting in second city Mashhad last week. Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Watch Issued Ahead of Snow

Winter Storm Watch Issued Ahead of Snow Low weight in the western Atlantic Ocean will increase and track toward the north-northeast off the Northeast coast late Wednesday through Thursday, before furrowing into Atlantic Canada by early Friday. Given its large circulation and strong intensity, the low will likely produce at least some snowfall, possibly heavy, in parts of the Northeast region. [Full Article...]

Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma evicted from the house

Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma evicted from the house Shilpa declared that she and Hina should take up the 5th and 6th positions while the Luv Tyagi , Aakash and Puneesh can decide their places amongst themselves. If this was not enough, the makers have closed the voting lines for the week, which means that fans of nominated contestants can't vote to save their favourite inmate. [Full Article...]

Palestinians recall envoy to United States for consultations after Jerusalem move

Palestinians recall envoy to United States for consultations after Jerusalem move Today, we acknowledge that Jerusalem is the Israeli capital . Thirteen Palestinians have been killed, a lot of them in clashes with Israeli forces. "The extremist Likud Party's attempt to legislate [for] a decision to annex the West Bank to "Israel" confirms that Trump's decision on Jerusalem enabled the occupation to implement its racist policy, which aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause," ... [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot $363M for Tuesday night drawing

Mega Millions jackpot $363M for Tuesday night drawing NJ.com will publish the winning numbers immediately following the drawing. On Saturday night, no one matched all six Powerball numbers, sending Wednesday's drawing to $440 million. Another lucky victor rang into the new year on a high in 2009 after claiming a $47 million prize in California while on January 1, 2008, $33 million was won in Texas, and $61 million was won in Tennessee on January 3... [Full Article...]

Oil trades near strongest levels since mid-2015 on Iranian unrest

Oil trades near strongest levels since mid-2015 on Iranian unrest U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at US$60.63 a barrel at 0747 GMT, up 21 United States cents, or 0.4 per cent, after hitting US$60.74 earlier in the day, their highest since June 2015. The 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) capacity Forties pipeline system in the North Sea returned to full operations on December 30 after an unplanned shutdown. [Full Article...]

Opposition pushes to send Triple Talaq to select committee

Opposition pushes to send Triple Talaq to select committee The government on Tuesday urged the Congress not to press for amendments to the triple talaq Bill , which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims , when it is likely to come up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on January 3. [Full Article...]

9 more killed in nationwide protests, unrest

9 more killed in nationwide protests, unrest It said the clashes were sparked by rioters who tried to steal guns from the police station. Nine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said today, with protesters trying to storm a police station despite attempts to crack down on the biggest demonstrations in years. [Full Article...]

Twins born in different years in California

Twins born in different years in California Maria and her husband, both are farm labourers and parents to three daughters as well. The second twin, a girl, was born 12:16 a.m. Monday, weighing in at 4 pounds 10 ounces, and about 16 inches. The parents told KERO that the babies-Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros-were about one month early. The uniquely timed birth was even a first for the long time doctor who delivered the babies. [Full Article...]

Trump wants 'Deep State Justice Dept' to probe Huma Abedin

Trump wants 'Deep State Justice Dept' to probe Huma Abedin On Friday, the State Department released about 3,000 of Ms. Abedin's work-related emails. According to a report in Fox News, the sailor had hoped to receive a pardon from the president, but has not. The president's tweet comes after the State Department, in a Friday news dump, released a batch of emails from Abedin's account that were discovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a laptop... [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli wishes 'Love and light to all,' on New Year's Day

Virat Kohli wishes 'Love and light to all,' on New Year's Day The couple then had two receptions in Mumbai and Delhi , which were attended by the who's who of the glitterati across India. Sharing an adorable selfie, Virat and Anushka wished their followers via Instagram for 2018. Go for it, men in blue! India are way out in front of the ICC Test team rankings. The duo had taken a day off, to pick up a few items, a picture of which had surfaced on Tw... [Full Article...]

Six-alarm blaze in the Bronx injures at least a dozen

Six-alarm blaze in the Bronx injures at least a dozen Some residents displaced by last week's massive apartment building fire in the Bronx are being allowed back in to gather their belongings. She was getting ready for work when she smelled smoke. About two dozen fire trucks were at the scene as a half-dozen ladder trucks worked on the flames. This fire came less than a week after another fire in the Bronx killed 12 people . [Full Article...]

AfD politician faces criminal investigation over 'barbarian Muslim gang-raping hordes' tweet

AfD politician faces criminal investigation over 'barbarian Muslim gang-raping hordes' tweet She wrote: "Do they think they will calm the barbaric, Muslim, group-raping hordes of men this way?" Once her Twitter account was reactivated, von Storch also announced that her Facebook account had been "censored" because of a hate complaint. [Full Article...]

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall Scores of people are reported to have been arrested in recent days, including 200 in Tehran on Saturday night. There have been reports of clashes in several cities, and Iran has restricted social networks used to organize protests . [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un offers rare olive branch to South Korea

Kim Jong Un offers rare olive branch to South Korea North Korea's past participation in sporting events in the South has largely depended on the political and military situation, though they did send a full team to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, near Seoul. Revere said Kim Jong Un's speech contained the strongest defense of North Korea's status as a permanently nuclear-armed country he had seen. Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Ch... [Full Article...]


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