Labour Rebels Prepare Commons Motion to Derail Article 50 Bill Within Week

Mr Corbyn says he understands the pressures on MPs in pro-Remain constituencies but has called on them to unite around the important issues. The Guardian reports Alexander said she had taken action because she is "worried that the country is sleepwalking our way out of the single market - that would be disastrous". [Full Article...]

Former Junior Foreign Minister E. Ahamed Critical, Admitted In RML Hospital

Former Junior Foreign Minister E. Ahamed Critical, Admitted In RML Hospital The 78-year-old Indian Union Muslim League president complained of uneasiness and breathlessness, sources said. He said the government has stopped the blood relatives of the former Union Minister from meeting him or knowing about his critical state at such a time. [Full Article...]

Myanmar's ruling party condemns assassination of legal adviser

He was also a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority. Yanghee Lee, the UN's special rapporteur for Myanmar, said the killing was another shocking example of reprisal against those speaking out about the rights of others, pointing out that after a recent visit to the country she issued a statement highlighting her concern at the increasing risks faced by human rights defenders, lawyers... [Full Article...]

Refugee rights advocates question US-Canada pact in wake of Trump ban

Non-profits who work in helping those families get on their feet here in Texas say Trump's executive order was "abrupt" and has left both federal and local agencies scrambling to figure out what happens next. Banning Iranians over terrorism concerns "is nothing but a lame joke", he said at an open session of parliament, IRNA reported . The United States Refugee Resettlement program, a longsta... [Full Article...]

Shivpal Yadav hints at forming new party

Shivpal Yadav hints at forming new party The SP patriarch has fought against Congress for most of his life and, certainly, he can't appreciate such alliance at this age. However, Rahul refrained from confirming whether a similar alliance will be formed with the SP for the 2019 elections. [Full Article...]

Saudi Prince Buys Airplane Seats For His 80 Falcons

Saudi Prince Buys Airplane Seats For His 80 Falcons These airline accomodates the wealthiest people and they have created a bird stand beside the seats allowing falcons to be comfortable as a baby while on flight going to their destination. "We also accept falcons as checked baggage". A note on Etihad's website says: "We accept the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin provided that all the necessary documents have been obtained". [Full Article...]

'Stay strong, Melb': Bourke St brother

'Stay strong, Melb': Bourke St brother Victoria Police was forced to clear pedestrians and trams from the Bourke Street Mall on Tuesday afternoon, after a suspicious package was found among tributes to victims of the recent auto rampage. "She was cherished by so many people and we have been overwhelmed by the love and support from family and friends". Seven victims remained in hospital on Tuesday, with one of those in a "grave condit... [Full Article...]

Trump must level with public about ISIS fight

While the United States hasn't been struck by an ISIS operative yet that has come here from overseas, it's something-along with homegrown terrorism-we need to guard against, especially as the Islamic State splinters and scatters. "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones - and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism", he said, "which we will eradicate completely from... [Full Article...]

France's Fillon and wife questioned in 'fake job' probe

Investigators want to work out whether or not she actually carried out her role - as not doing so would be a breach of the rules. French authorities this week opened a preliminary inquiry into the allegations, which were first made by satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine, and are also looking into payments Penelope Fillon received from a magazine owned by a friend of Fillon. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vows 'ironclad commitment' to South Korea against North Korea threats

South Korea's Ministry of National Defense said in a statement that the two did not discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's comment to make its allies pay up more for the cost of maintaining troops in their respective regions, a campaign pledge that stroke a nerve for many Korean nationals who think the country is already paying too much. [Full Article...]

US Elite Forces Attack Qaeda in Yemen

US Elite Forces Attack Qaeda in Yemen Spicer's declaration indicating that the USA would take that option off the table came after NBC News reported that Awlaki's 8-year-old daughter, an American citizen, was killed by US troops in a counterterrorism raid earlier this month in Yemen. [Full Article...]

Morocco Rejoins African Union

The decision to have the country as the 55th member of the African Union is aimed at giving boost to the regional economy as Morocco is an emerging economic and political power in the continent. The Secretary General expressed the hope that the return of Morocco in the African body would improve African influence on an global level and would facilitate resolution of critical challenges facing the ... [Full Article...]

H-1B reform bill introduced in US House of Representatives

Even as Trump was preparing to issue executive orders on H-1B, the draft of the order was leaked and published by some news outlets on Monday. It is estimated that almost 86% of H1-B visas for computer-related jobs and 46.5% for engineering positions are bagged by Indians. [Full Article...]

Arvind Kejriwal appeals to people to vote for AAP to save Punjab

He said such patronisation of extreme elements by AAP would spoil the peaceful atmosphere in Punjab . They don't allow people from other countries and states to invest and start industry here. Speaking on the alliance between the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP, Modi said it is the only government that has focused on farmers' welfare. "Modi talks of corruption and religion at various places". [Full Article...]

Things to Know About the New Miss Universe: France's Iris Mittenaere

Things to Know About the New Miss Universe: France's Iris Mittenaere Miss France, Iris Mittenaere: The country should have the right to open or close their borders. Miss France Iris Mittenaere poses after being crowned the 65th Miss Universe at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Pasay, Metro Manila. During the Sunday night ceremony, the new Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar had a spicy exchange with Harvey on stage. Pelissier also gave a powerful answer during the Q... [Full Article...]

Brazilian business tycoon Eike Batista held in corruption charges

Brazilian business tycoon Eike Batista held in corruption charges Mr Batista grabbed global investor attention in the first decade of this century with extravagant promises to build an oil and logistics empire on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, based on the expected oil production of his company OGX. New testimony from plea bargains approved on Monday is expected to implicate more than 100 sitting politicians. He added that he never meant to flee and was in... [Full Article...]

Protesters pack Newark airport in wake of Trump's travel ban

The protest, officially named "A Stand for Refugees and Immigrants", was organized on Facebook and called for demonstrators to make their voices heard in opposition to the controversial refugee ban passed less than 48 hours before. The developments came a day after a federal judge in NY issued an emergency order temporarily barring the United States from deporting people from the seven majorit... [Full Article...]

Court defers recording of Rahul's plea in RSS case

The apex court also declined Rahul's plea that he be exempted from personal appearance before the Bhiwandi court which had taken cognisance of the complaint of the RSS functionary by summoning him as an accused in the case. "Once I was talking to my sister who told me that she shared the flight with the BJP members". Ahead of the assembly polls in five states of the country, Rahul Gandhi is ho... [Full Article...]

Acting attorney general orders Justice Department not to defend refugee ban

The lawsuit, which Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said will be filed in US District Court in Seattle later today, is the first of its kind. In their declarations, the companies described how the executive order would impact their operations and their employees. Tens of thousands of people rallied in US cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump... [Full Article...]

Opposition faults Budget timing, wants discussion on demonetisation

The first half of the Budget session will be over on February 9, with only five working days. The Congress party has even threatened to try and disrupt the finance minister's Budget speech. "The Government should not have advanced the Budget Session, especially when state Assembly elections are coming up", he said. Mr Modi at the all-party meeting today stressed that in order to preserve and enric... [Full Article...]

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