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Petition launched to try and prevent Trump's state visit

Since posting Corbyn's tweet, the petition has crossed the threshold needed for it to be debated in the British Parliament and now boasts more than 30,000 signatures beyond the 100,000 required to trigger a potential parliamentary debate. [Full Article...]

Lunar New Year Do's and Don'ts

Lunar New Year Do's and Don'ts For example, if you were born in 1993, your sign would be the Rooster - unless you were born before January 22, the lunar new year that year. Don't wear black: It is a taboo for a person to wear black clothing, as it relates to death and mourning. [Full Article...]

Mikhail Gorbachev Believes 'The World is Preparing for War'

The former Soviet statesman, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, also said he's concerned about the aggressive rhetoric being used by politicians across the world, adding that even "commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus". [Full Article...]

Trump calls for Japanese carmakers to create more jobs in US

They reaffirmed the importance of their longstanding alliance and Trump said that US commitment to Japanese security is ironclad. Soon after Trump's victory in the US presidential election in November, Abe held unofficial talks with the then USA president-elect in NY. [Full Article...]

Canada Extends Welcome Amid US Refugee Ban

Canada Extends Welcome Amid US Refugee Ban That means, for example, that an Iranian-Canadian green card holder who makes her home in Chicago can not come to Canada to visit her parents and then cross back over the US border. Trump has also expressed his intentions to implement a security measure he has referred to as "extreme vetting", which would subject asylum seekers to a series of ideological questions before they are considered for ad... [Full Article...]

Benoit Hamon wins Socialist ticket for French presidential election

With 60 percent of the votes in a Socialists' primary counted, the ex-education minister had won 58.65 percent against his rival Manuel Valls, a former prime minister who is closer to the centre ground and embraces pro-business policies. Divisions are so deep that some of Valls' support is expected to shift to centrist Emmanuel Macron, running for president as an independent, if Hamon wins the Soc... [Full Article...]

Snow avalanche traps 5 soldiers in Kupwara, J&K

Snow avalanche traps 5 soldiers in Kupwara, J&K Kalia said bad weather, including heavy snowfall, hampered rescue operations. "Four more bodies were recovered today (Friday)". The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic and all flights to Srinagar Airport were cancelled due to snowfall. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Takes Over Water Spring near Damascus

Syrian Army Takes Over Water Spring near Damascus Water shortages have affected more than five million residents in the Damascus area since late December. According to Al Mayadeen TV broadcaster, the army managed to retake the vital spring that supplied water to Damascus. The sources said that the army entered Ain al-Fija after the militants withdrew it under a deal reached with the government. "It's the first time the deal is actually being ... [Full Article...]

March for Life buoyant over Trump's anti-abortion promises

March for Life buoyant over Trump's anti-abortion promises In his speech before the crowd, Mr Pence said " life is winning again in America ". Americans now have "a president who I proudly say stands for the right to life", Pence told the crowd. "So hopefully that's part of their administrative agenda that can continue through Congress in promoting life issues and life agenda, and all life issues not just abortion issue", said McCaffrey. [Full Article...]

PEMRA calls for an all-out ban on Amir Liaquat

Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who was hugely popular for his religious show in the holy month of Ramzan, had started his current affairs show on a controversial new channel Bol. "Amir Liaquat and his programme has been banned with immediate effect for preaching hate", a notification issued by the Pemra read. In recent shows, Husain took aim at Jibran Nasir, a Karachi-based lawyer who campaigning for the ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to hear all petitions regarding Jallikattu on January 31

Supreme Court to hear all petitions regarding Jallikattu on January 31 However, they maintained that action will be initiated if the videos are found to be genuine. Eventually, the Police had to intervene and remove about 5000 of the 7000 students protesting. Panneerselvam also said that after police announcement on January 23, asking protesters to leave Marina beach, about 10,000 of them had dispersed while about 2,000 stayed back. [Full Article...]

BJP promises a welfare State

BJP promises a welfare State Shah said if the BJP comes to power, the State Government will move the Supreme Court as a party in "triple talaq" case concerning Muslim women. The announcements, which mark a departure from the BJP's current narrative of development, come after the Congress and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) - both backed by a sizeable section of Muslim voters - recently joined hands ahead of UP's seven-phase... [Full Article...]

'Diversity is our strength': Justin Trudeau says refugees are welcome in Canada

'Diversity is our strength': Justin Trudeau says refugees are welcome in Canada Justin Trudeau , the Prime Minster of Canada, is already a pretty popular guy and his latest statement is going to make people love him even more. At press time, Trudeau and his comments were the top trend on Facebook. Canada has welcomed more than 39,670 Syrian refugees between November 2015 and the beginning of this January, according to government figures. The action resulted in chaos... [Full Article...]

Susan Redden: President Trump calls for investigation into voter 'fraud'

Susan Redden: President Trump calls for investigation into voter 'fraud' He did this repeatedly during the campaign, so it is frightening that he received as many votes as he did, but it seems that many supported him for cynical reasons. Rajoppi said comments made without evidence or proof "are unsafe and erode the confidence of the voting public", adding that she is willing to open her office to any legitimate investigation. [Full Article...]

Lecturer and rights activist Salman Haider.- DawnNews

Lecturer and rights activist Salman Haider.- DawnNews Haider, who has written for the country's largest English-language newspaper and teaches at Fatima Jinnah Women's University in the city of Rawalpindi, some 15km from capital Islamabad , disappeared on January 6 in the capital. No group had claimed responsibility for the abductions. Supporters of the men accuse the security services of having secretly arrested them. Families and human rights ac... [Full Article...]

Centro releases video of pickup truck, bus crash

Centro releases video of pickup truck, bus crash Syracuse Police said six passengers were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was getting off an exit ramp when he swerved into another lane to avoid hitting stopped traffic, police said. Syracuse.com would like to hear your story. The pickup driver wasn't injured, but his wife was also treated for chest pain. The dramatic clip - recorded on the ... [Full Article...]

PM Modi to address public meeting in Goa

PM Modi to address public meeting in Goa In his one-day tour, Jaitley will canvass for the party candidates in Hoshiarpur, Phagwara and Raja Sansi, Joshi said. From P1 He also said some of the opposition parties were working overtime to criticize the Budget that his government will present on February 1. [Full Article...]

Israel's Netanyahu hails Trump decision on Mexico wall

Israel's Netanyahu hails Trump decision on Mexico wall Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced on Twitter around midday on Thursday that he was scrapping a planned trip to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly demanded that Mexico pay for a wall on the U.S. Taking a page out of Trump's playbook, President Enrique Pena Nieto fired the salvo on Twitter , after Trump's call for Mexico to foot the bill for his planned... [Full Article...]

North Korean defector: 'Kim Jong Un's days are numbered'

North Korean defector: 'Kim Jong Un's days are numbered' He explains it with a phrase that perfectly summarizes what is happening in his country, "We have to pour gas on North Korea and let the people set on fire". In his first press conference for foreign correspondents, held under tight security, Thae said he was sure that more of his fellow countrymen would follow suit since North Korea was "on a downward path". [Full Article...]

France, Germany 'concerned' about Trump's order on refugees

France, Germany 'concerned' about Trump's order on refugees New German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who assumed office on Friday is determined to maintain fruitful relations with Russia, German Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Martin Schaefer, told a press briefing in Berlin. Ayrault and Sigmar Gabriel discussed in Paris "what (they) are going to do" to face Trump administration uncertainty in handling major global issues such as Iran nuclear deal, Russian... [Full Article...]


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