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Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct four Canadians, Americans in Kaduna

Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct four Canadians, Americans in Kaduna He revised the numbers based on updated information. He said security officers, including an anti-kidnapping unit, have been deployed to the area to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended while the two foreigners are rescued unharmed. It said no further details were available. Last February, two German archaeologists were abducted in the region, though were later freed. Victims are usually re... [Full Article...]

McCaul praises report on blocking entry of terrorists

McCaul praises report on blocking entry of terrorists A fact sheet sent out by the White House lists five individuals who came to the US based on the systems Trump is hoping to end. 73 percent of the 549 individuals convicted of global terrorism-related charges in US federal courts were immigrants, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency prices tank due to regulatory fears

Cryptocurrency prices tank due to regulatory fears Bitcoin touched a peak of nearly $20,000 in December. "The volatility of bitcoin - and other crypto currencies - is an expected, and important, part of the journey to becoming a mature asset class". Throughout 2017, both Ripple and Ethereum outperformed bitcoin in annual returns. By 1400 GMT it has edged up to $11,650, but that was still down more than 14 percent, leaving it on trac... [Full Article...]

Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin European Union after Brexit

Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin European Union after Brexit Mr Varadkar responded: "No". "I don't think it would be constructive or helpful for the leader of another country to be advising that other country whether they should or should not have a second vote", he said. "I don't think it's anti-democratic for people to change their minds or have a second vote but any decision on the second referendum must only be one for the United Kingdom parliament an... [Full Article...]

Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace The claim could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab nations which have been boycotting it for months, among them the UAE, home to the world's busiest global airport. A Qatari fighter intercepted an Emirati carrier aircraft during its regular flight to Manama, the capital of Bahrain, according to Emirati media on Monday. [Full Article...]

NAB and Westpac announce banking skills for Amazon's Alexa

NAB and Westpac announce banking skills for Amazon's Alexa Launch pricing for the speakers appears to be lower than what they'll shift to later on, with the Echo Dot arriving for $49, the standard Echo for $119, and the bigger Echo Plus for $199, with the trio shifting to $79, $149, and $229 respectively some time after launch. [Full Article...]

How to Watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona

How to Watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona It was Lionel Messi who took it, but he was denied off by a wonderful save by the goalkeeper Diego Lopez. Though it is quite hurting for the players and the coach that their cherished record has been thrown out of the window, they are more than ready to make amends in the second leg billed to take place at the Nou Camp. [Full Article...]

Agni-V successfully test fired

Agni-V successfully test fired There had been tensions between China and India. The 5000 kilometer range Agni-V can can reach targets as far as Beijing. The first two missiles of the Agni series were developed keeping Pakistan in mind. Once fired, the missile can't be stopped and travels faster than a bullet. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne. So, defence forces will be able to deploy a much large... [Full Article...]

New California declares 'independence' from rest of state

New California declares 'independence' from rest of state A map on the movement's website (which has the theme: A more flawless union) shows the proposed "new" state as including most of California's counties, except those along the coast from Sonoma County south to Los Angeles - or basically all the places with big money. [Full Article...]

Informa And UBM Detail Plan For GBP9 Billion Events Giant (ALLISS)

Informa And UBM Detail Plan For GBP9 Billion Events Giant (ALLISS) The events giant said UBM shareholders would receive 1.083 Informa shares and 163p in cash for every UBM share - a 30% premium on UBM's 15 January closing price. Specialist publishing and events firm Informa (INF ) is getting the thumbs down from the market on its £9bn combination with rival UBM (UBM ). [Full Article...]

Embassy won't move to Jerusalem within a year

Embassy won't move to Jerusalem within a year India's Kalyani group and Israel's state-run Rafael Advanced Defence Systems had commissioned Rs 70 crore production facility near Hyderabad in August a year ago, anticipating that the Israeli firm would bag the contract. PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu various stalls that highlighted technologies and innovations across diverse fields. He said it was the "same with India" and that this "charact... [Full Article...]

House GOP appears to have deal to avoid shutdown

House GOP appears to have deal to avoid shutdown House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Republicans have tacked a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program onto the bill - essentially daring Democrats to vote against the popular program, which is now running low on funds. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu visits Chabad House with young Moshe

Netanyahu visits Chabad House with young Moshe Netanyahu then invited the boy to join him on his trip to India this week. Moshe's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the attacks. While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, "I remember our connection to Nariman House". At today's event, the visiting PM Netanyahu will take the opportunity to showcase Israel as a shooting hotspot for Bollywood, whic... [Full Article...]

Republicans Are Worried About This Democrat's Special Election Win

Republicans Are Worried About This Democrat's Special Election Win Scott Walker , a Republican, called Schachtner's win a " wake up call ". Here's what she said as a candidate on a questionnaire by the Hudson Star Observer in response to this query: "What should the state do about attracting and retaining teachers in Wisconsin, especially rural areas?" Schachtner took 55 percent of the vote to Republican state Rep. [Full Article...]

Ahed Tamimi to be held in Israeli detention throughout her trial

Ahed Tamimi to be held in Israeli detention throughout her trial If convicted, she could face a very lengthy jail sentence. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested in December on 12 charges including assault, stone throwing and incitement, after a video of her slapping the two soldiers went viral. The Israeli authorities must release her without delay", Magdalena Mughrabi, a representative of Amnesty International, said in a statement. Israeli forces raided a Palesti... [Full Article...]

52 die in gruesome bus fire

52 die in gruesome bus fire All those who died are believed to be Uzbek nationals, an interior ministry official told Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency. Kenes said the "preliminary theory" of investigators about the cause of the fire was a "short circuit". It was unclear in which direction the bus had been travelling, but the route is widely used to transport Uzbek migrant workers to and from Russian Federation where they of... [Full Article...]

Selfie held vital clue in murder case

Selfie held vital clue in murder case This photo of Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol (right) discovered by police showed Antoine's belt to be the same as the one found at the murder scene. A preliminary hearing for the second-degree murder offense was scheduled for next week, but instead, Antoine reached an agreement involving her pleading guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter. [Full Article...]

Australia lodges WTO complaint against Canada

Australia lodges WTO complaint against Canada Minster Ciobo said he would prefer to have resolved the issue bilaterally, but that "it is appropriate to commence dispute proceedings given the lack of progress". The Canadian federal government "works closely with all provinces and territories to ensure their liquor distribution and sales policies are consistent with our global trade commitments", said Pierre-Olivier Herbert, spokesman for Canad... [Full Article...]

U.S. military must stay in Syria: Tillerson

U.S. military must stay in Syria: Tillerson In a speech at Stanford University on the way forward in Syria , Tillerson said that the withdrawal of USA troops would provide Syrian President Bashar Assad with "a golden opportunity" and would help strengthen his position, according to news agencies. [Full Article...]

John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal

John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal The report states that Kelly was briefed on the proposed bipartisan deal before the meeting and spoke with president before he sat down with Sen. "This president, if you've seen what he's done, he has changed the way he's looked at a number of things", Kelly told Bret Baier on " Special Report ". [Full Article...]


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