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Trinamool wrests Noapara, leads in Uluberia in Bengal

Trinamool wrests Noapara, leads in Uluberia in Bengal For Noapara Assembly seat in North 24 Parganas the TMC wrested the segment from Congress. The election results assume significance as Rajasthan will go to polls later this year. In Mandalgarh, BJP candidate Shakti Singh Hada was ahead of independent candidate Gopal Malviya by over 3,000 votes. The Gurjar community, too, has been unhappy with the BJP government as its demand for reservation... [Full Article...]

Almost 30 Iranian women arrested in Tehran hijab protests

Almost 30 Iranian women arrested in Tehran hijab protests A growing number of women in Iran have been removing their hijabs and waving them on a stick to protest the Iranian law. "The Iranian police announced in 2014 that they've warned, arrested or sent to court almost 3.6 million women because of having bad hijab, so these arrests are not new, if people are protesting it's exactly because of such a crackdown", Alinejad told The Guardian . [Full Article...]

BU celebrating Black History Month with celebrity speaker, multiple events

BU celebrating Black History Month with celebrity speaker, multiple events We have long agonized over Black History Month. While African-American history should be studied throughout the year, Black History Month provides a special opportunity to focus on the unique experiences and contributions of African Americans in our state, and our country. [Full Article...]

South Africa: Trapped Miners Rescued

South Africa: Trapped Miners Rescued Power has been restored in the early hours of Friday morning at Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix mine in the Free State and the process of rescuing mineworkers is now underway. The National Union of Mineworkers added its voice to calls by rival union, the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) that the health of the trapped workers ought to be prioritised by Sibanye-Stillwater. [Full Article...]

GOP Congress Members Caught in Train Wreck!!!

GOP Congress Members Caught in Train Wreck!!! The train carrying Republican members collided with a vehicle in the town of Crozet, Virginia , which was about 126 miles away from Washington , DC. Both Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Evan Jenkins tweeted they were not on the train. - Rep. Ron Estes (@RepRonEstes) January 31, 2018Senator Roberts has let us know that he is fine after the train accident. [Full Article...]

Starnes: There's a Reason Democrats Don't Want Americans to Have Jobs

Starnes: There's a Reason Democrats Don't Want Americans to Have Jobs Aiming to keep conservative supporters happy as he looks to November congressional elections, Trump stood by a set of principles opposed by Democrats, including the border wall with Mexico and new restrictions on how many family members that legal immigrants can bring into the United States. [Full Article...]

'Rights deal should not apply during transition' - May

'Rights deal should not apply during transition' - May But his comments fly in the face of Brexit rhetoric, which underlined Britain's prospects of securing new free trade agreements (FTAs) with other nations as a major reason for leaving the EU. "The citizens' rights agreement reached in December does give certainty about the rights of European Union citizens already here going forward but this agreement does not cover those who are arriving after ... [Full Article...]

Boeing awarded $6.56B for upgrades to ballistic missile defense system

Boeing awarded $6.56B for upgrades to ballistic missile defense system The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-12-C-0004). The SM-3 Block IIA is an improved version of the SM-3 missile. Branding North Korea's leadership "depraved", President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear missiles could "very soon threaten our homeland" and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump: FBI bosses 'politicise' investigations

Democrats on the committee have drafted their own memo about the same intelligence information, but Republicans on the committee voted against its release . The document was written as part of an effort to reveal what Republicans say are surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department early in Russian Federation investigation, before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to ta... [Full Article...]

Celtics Reportedly Sign Greg Monroe To 1-year, $5 Million Deal

Celtics Reportedly Sign Greg Monroe To 1-year, $5 Million Deal Monroe, a 6-foot-11 center, should provide the Celtics with a big front-court boost. A source confirmed that Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry talked with Monroe on Thursday about making him the starting center in his hometown. Monroe nearly certainly will come off the bench, but he'll be an interesting addition to Boston's second unit. As a starter, Monroe averaged 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration: Syria probably continuing to make, use chemical weapons

Trump administration: Syria probably continuing to make, use chemical weapons To allow [the] Syria regime to use chemical weapons against its own people is unconscionable. An agreement between the United States in Russian Federation in 2013 bound Moscow to remove all chemical weapons from Syria, but as repeated instances of chemical weapons attacks show, that was simply not the case. [Full Article...]

Sushma Swaraj visits Nepal, meets President Bidya Devi Bhandari, PM Deuba

Sushma Swaraj visits Nepal, meets President Bidya Devi Bhandari, PM Deuba Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of India's Ministry of External Affairs, said: "In her first engagement, EAM Sushma met K.P. Sharma Oli, Chairman of the CPN-UML and congratulated on his party's victory in the recent elections". "We will extend full cooperation to Nepal in attaining political stability and development", Swaraj said during her breakfast meeting with Prachanda. [Full Article...]

Soldiers Killed After Avalanche Hits Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara

Soldiers Killed After Avalanche Hits Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Kupwara Three soldiers were killed Friday when an avalanche hit their post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, the official said. According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, the avalanche was an after effect of the natural disaster measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale that shook northern India on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Poland approves draft Holocaust law

Poland approves draft Holocaust law Duda, the Polish president, said this week there was no institutional participation by Poland in the Holocaust , but it did recognize criminal actions toward Jews by some individual Poles. "Israel views with utmost gravity any attempt to challenge historical truth", the ministry said in a statement . Yisrael Katz, the country's transport minister, proposed to revoke Israeli ambassador from ... [Full Article...]

2 students shot in attack at Los Angeles middle school

2 students shot in attack at Los Angeles middle school The shooting occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday at Salvador Castro Middle School in the Westlake District of Los Angeles . He said that she kept sobbing and repeating: "'I didn't mean it". If that charge is filed against her, and she is found guilty, punishment could be light if no other charges are filed . "I said, 'No.' Then I moved away from her because I was a little bit scared... [Full Article...]

Tillerson begins Latin America trip amid USA immigration debate

Tillerson begins Latin America trip amid USA immigration debate Saying it is important for America to promote democratic values across the hemisphere, Tillerson pointed to still-active dictatorships in Venezuela and Cuba as situations that require special attention. does not advocate for "regime change" in Venezuela, but speculated that the country's military could move to oust President Nicolás Maduro. Tillerson noted that the United States, Canada and Euro... [Full Article...]

Punxsutawney Phil: Six more weeks of winter ahead

Six more weeks of winter is unwelcome news for most of the US . In fact, many of us plan our entire winter wardrobe based on whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow . Phil sees his shadow about 85 percent of the time. "If Punxsutawney Phil is right 39 percent of the time, that's much, much worse than a climatological prediction ", Tim Roche, a meteorologist at Weather Und... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to United States pilots: 'Stay away if you can't handle intercepts'

Russian Federation to United States pilots: 'Stay away if you can't handle intercepts' Navy's Task Force 67. Moscow is talking tough after being reprimanded by the United States over an "unsafe" incident in which a Russian military jet flew within 1.5 meters of a U.S. The A Su-27 fighter was dispatched to seize the target and after two hours and 40 minutes, the US surveillance plane was intercepted. "Unsafe actions increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions". [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama makes little girl's day with adorable tweet

Michelle Obama makes little girl's day with adorable tweet She has like this two-room suite it's all decked out. "Yeah, you don't waste rooms on college kids", she joked. "Never before do you get this gift, so I'm sort of like, 'O.K., what am I supposed to do with this gift?'" Obama said . " She's away at college! ". Obama told the host post-presidential life has been good for everyone in her family-well, nearly everyone. Mrs. Obama also talked abo... [Full Article...]

North Carolina health officials report 20 more flu deaths

North Carolina health officials report 20 more flu deaths There have been no reported deaths in Chambers County as a result of the flu outbreak this season. This flu season in Coryell County is being called the most robust in recent years, according to data compiled by the Coryell Memorial Healthcare System. [Full Article...]


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