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Abortion is a woman's choice

Abortion is a woman's choice But as the nation again considers the legacy of the country's best-known Supreme Court decision, issued on January 22, 1973, we have mostly forgotten part of the story of Roe v. For example, most women are required to receive counseling - including information created to discourage the abortion itself - at least 24 hours before the abortion. [Full Article...]

Rachel Morrison Becomes First Woman Nominated for a Cinematography Oscar

Rachel Morrison Becomes First Woman Nominated for a Cinematography Oscar A terrific boost for their careers. Dan Gilroy's criminal court thriller " Roman J. Israel, Esq ." came and went without much fanfare, to middling reviews and box office. The historical drama has now earned the same number of nominations as Call Me by Your Name and Get Out , though each of those films landed best-picture noms as well. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Zainab murder case held

Suspect in Zainab murder case held The accused man, who has been identified as 35-years-old Imran, was nabbed after his DNA samples matched with that of the victim, reported another news outlet from the neighbouring country. "Then in a polygraph test, the culprit confessed all of his wrong doings, we have the video recording", said Sharif. During the initial investigation, police had examined the CCTV footage of the area in which... [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan After the bombing, gunmen stormed the building and opened fire. The exact number of attackers has not been confirmed but eyewitnesses state there were between four and six, including at least one suicide bomber. An explosion was heard in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The attack comes just three days after Taliban gunmen raided a luxury... [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5b in new aid for Yemen

Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5b in new aid for Yemen The Cabinet chaired by King Salman said this humanitarian gesture shows the Kingdom's keenness to help the Yemeni people overcome their suffering and cope with the economic burdens inflicted by Iranian Houthi militias who have plundered the state's resources and seized its revenues. [Full Article...]

Chuck Schumer yanked his offer to Trump on the wall

Chuck Schumer yanked his offer to Trump on the wall Mr. Trump also helped over the weekend by keeping his tweets on message with Republicans in Congress, and not lashing out. Thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday prepared to return to work. [Full Article...]

Democrats' Schumer draws criticism with deal to end shutdown

Democrats' Schumer draws criticism with deal to end shutdown Schumer , who believed he was close to a deal on Friday after meeting the president at the White House over cheeseburgers, blasted Trump's refusal to re-engage. Even though his own party has been critical of the a lack of clarity on this issue, I specifically asked Sarah Sanders about the president's comments in this briefing room yesterday when he said just in September those d.r.e.a.m.ers sh... [Full Article...]

Blizzard slams central Plains and Upper Midwest, dumping heavy snow

Blizzard slams central Plains and Upper Midwest, dumping heavy snow The highest snow total from the storm as of late Sunday was 18.8 inches in Ely, Nev., the weather service reported. With the upgraded status, that means Lincoln could see more snow than earlier anticipated. Strong and cold northwest winds will cause blowing and drifting and Blizzard Warning will remain in effect for the northeast corner of the state through 5 AM Monday. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro says ready to run for second term

Venezuela's Maduro says ready to run for second term The ANC has since approved his proposal. The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned 51 Venezuelan officials, including four current and former military officers, in an attempt to weaken Maduro's grip on power. The election for the Constituent Assembly was boycotted by the opposition. "Imperialism and the right were plotting to take over the economy", said Mr Maduro. [Full Article...]

Duterte, ASEAN leaders to meet again in India

Duterte, ASEAN leaders to meet again in India Duterte will be visiting India for the first time from January 24 to 26 to attend the India-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Commemorative Summit. The ASEAN-India Special Commemorative Summit is the culminating activity of the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India dialogue relations which started in January 2017 while the Philippines was ASEAN chair. [Full Article...]

Israel Paid $5 Million in Compensation to Jordanians Killed by Guard

Israel Paid $5 Million in Compensation to Jordanians Killed by Guard According to the Times of Israel , a diplomatic source said Jerusalem would study the incident and "share the results with the Jordanians". "According to sources close to families, the Israeli government paid compensation [of $5mln] to the relatives of the two victims in the embassy: minor Mohammed Jawawdeh and Dr. [Full Article...]

Baahubali writer to write Black Panther in Hindi!

Baahubali writer to write Black Panther in Hindi! T'Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman , appeared on The Ellen show recently and debuted a new, action-packed clip from Black Panther . "I think it's a unique piece". The Marvel production features over 700 costumes fusing futurism, indigenous dress, and high fashion, with costume designer Ruth Carter turning to artifacts and styles from Ghanda, South Africa, and real African tribes for inspir... [Full Article...]

Showers Possible on Saturday and Sunday

Showers Possible on Saturday and Sunday Below is the computer model output for early Monday morning. Initially, the air is cold enough for a period of freezing rain and snow in much of central and northern New England. Area roads may be wet at times not only due to rain but due to melting snow. Sunday Night will be mostly clear with a little patchy fog possible overnight. [Full Article...]

Turkey: Bus accident claims 11 lives, leaves 46 injured

Turkey: Bus accident claims 11 lives, leaves 46 injured Three different hospitals have received all wounded people, the news outlet added. Those injured were now being treated at three different hospitals, he added, but it is not known if there are any children among the victims. Two bus drivers have been arrested in connection with the case, BBC reported. Last year, 7,300 people died in over 1 million accidents on Turkish roads, according to the... [Full Article...]

South Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts

South Korea to ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts At the end of 2017 it sounded like the government meant to shutter crypto exchanges , but new regulations announced Monday suggest that a blanket shutdown is less likely. It's also put blockchain - the software technology enabling Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - on a trajectory of its own. Mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies presents a unique "Make in India" opportunity that c... [Full Article...]

Trump Overweight, Doesn't Exercise, Like Most Americans

Trump Overweight, Doesn't Exercise, Like Most Americans But Trump is overweight at 239 pounds - 3 pounds heavier than last year, and Jackson suggested the president drop up to 15 pounds in the year ahead. Despite Dr. "And it's concerning because you can start to say, 'Well, if you do nothing different, if things don't change, you can start to predict the likelihood of having some sort of heart event - cardiac event, a heart attack, or something like... [Full Article...]

Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime

Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime On Thursday, the U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning to United States citizens, saying: "We are aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul". "Who would trust to come to Afghanistan following this incident?" said Paykar. The ministry says it is investigating how the attackers managed to enter the building. [Full Article...]

US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday They don't want to do it but are powerless!' "I hope we can find a way to open the government back up and go about our business, and let the Senate legislate as it should". "This is ridiculous, open the government back up and then we'll get back to negotiations", Ryan said on CBS. A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted Monday through Thursday of last week, also before the shutdown , fo... [Full Article...]

Top USA Gymnastics board members step down amid sexual abuse scandal

Top USA Gymnastics board members step down amid sexual abuse scandal It did not disclose its reasons for suspending Geddert. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. At the start of the hearing officials from US gymnastics were sometimes seen in the court room, but as it progressed - and the anger grew - they were nowhere to be seen. [Full Article...]

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion A farmer from the village, Rajbir Yadav, reportedly thought a "very large rock" had crashed into the ground and disintegrated when he first saw the blue ice. In 2016, a 60-year old woman was injured after a football sized chunk of ice fell on her from the sky, believed to have come from a leaking plane toilet . [Full Article...]


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