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Anti-Trump protesters drop banners from London bridges


Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States of America in a matter of hours, but instead of world jubilation people are making their feelings clear via protest instead. I'm here as part of my LGBTQ+ community to show that we stand with others who feel threatened: migrants, muslims, women, people of colour and disabled people. Read More »

Trump is a con man and he will fail — GEORGE SOROS

He also said the ideas that guide Trump are "inherently self-contradictory" and that those contradictions are "embodied by his advisers". Soros, a Hungarian-American businessman famous for his spot-on market predictions, called Trump "a would-be dictator", said the real estate magnate was "going to fail" and forecasted a grim future for markets. Read More »

'Thank you' - Ian Paisley's words to Martin McGuinness


McGuinness has been "an opponent, a formidable figure, a trenchant critic, an engaging negotiator, a partner in dialogue, and a partner in government and wider political leadership" during his own years in local politics from the 1980s onwards. Read More »

ISIL destroys more ancient monuments in Palmyra

The facade of the Roman theater in Palmyra, shown in 2014, has been destroyed by ISIS, Syria's antiquities chief says. The IS group recaptured the World Heritage archaeological site from government forces in December, nine months after the extremists were expelled by government troops and allied militias. Read More »

Protestors Chant 'Nazi Scum' Outside Pro-Trump D.C. Event 'DeploraBall'

Dozens of police, many in riot gear, were on scene, with some trying to help ball-goers, dressed in tuxedos and evening dresses, leave the area as demonstrators chased them down the street. Christopher Geldart, the District of Columbia's homeland security director, has said 1,800 buses have registered to park in the city Saturday, which could mean almost 100,000 people coming in just by bus. Read More »

Jallikattu: Protest continues in Tamil Nadu, CM leaves for Delhi


The protests for Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport, have snowballed into a mass movement, with nearly the whole of Tamil society supporting holding of the sport. What Tamil Nadu has been witnessing for the past few days in support of Jallikattu is an unprecedented history. Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the centuries-old bull taming sport Jallikattu. Read More »

Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration


According to RT, it hasn't provided any official explanation for the ban, but it did refer to a "review of how we work with government agencies" on a phone call informing it of the denial of service. Responding to YouTube's alleged inquiry concerning sanctions, RT Editor in Chief Margarita Simonyan wrote on Twitter: " This is war ". However, Current Time TV claims that it never filed any complaints against RT or any other news organizations related to the live-stream of Obama's speech. Read More »

Mike Baird resigns as NSW premier

Next week there will be Liberal-party room meeting and a spill of leadership positions. Elected to Sydney's lower north shore seat of Willoughby in 2003, Ms Berejiklian is an experienced politician who has overseen massive surpluses and a strong budget performance as state treasurer. Read More »

Latest Labour attempt to BLOCK Brexit revealed

But the move has not gone down well with Redbridge's long-serving Labour MP, who argued he would be actively voting against the wishes of his constituents after the borough voted 54 per cent in favour of remaining in the European Union in June. Read More »

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma appointed as new CBI Director


Verma, who took charge as Delhi Police chief in February previous year, is likely to join in a couple of days as the CBI director's post has been lying vacant since Anil Sinha retired in the first week of December. The selection committee met on Monday, over a month after a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of RK Asthana as acting director. Read More »

Kashmiri Pandits are still refugees in our own country: Anupam Kher

As soon as the day's work began with the question hour, former chief minister and leader of opposition Omar Abdullah stood up from his bench and urged the Speaker to pass the resolution for the return and rehabilitation of pandits. Kashmir's Parliamentary Affairs Minister AR Veeri said the government accepted the "need to bring our people back". "Migration was a terrible event in our history". Read More »

Rick Perry Vows To Defend Energy Department From Trump

Perry once wanted to eliminate the department while running for president, but forgot to name the agency during a 2011 debate in his infamous "oops" moment. Perry marks a sharp shift for the Energy Department, which is an agency that deals with specialized scientific applications, including supercomputers that help project climate change scenarios and programs that aim to assure the safety and effectiveness of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Charges upgraded against owner of pit bull that killed child, report says

The investigation into the owner of the dogs, would find that they lived about a block from where the attack occurred. Cory Tucker was charged with reckless endangerment and involuntary manslaughter in the death Logan Braatz, 6. Clayton, the neighbor who carried the boy to the ambulance, came soon after. The children who were injured during the attack were rushed to the hospital. Read More »

Lowe's announces plans to lay off about 2400 people this year

The changes impact the company's stores, customer support centers, distribution centers and corporate offices. Corporate Public Relations Manager Karen Cobb tells WAND News the company will be shifting some roles and responsibilities versus eliminating them, and she says this will give current associates the opportunity for new roles at Lowe's. Read More »

Attack at Mali military camp kills 33

A French force took back the region from the Islamists. The joint patrols, which also include regular Malian army troops, are supposed to help prepare for the reorganisation of the army. CMA signed the agreement in the African country's capital Bamako a month later, completing the signing process of the accord that is aimed at ending hostilities and launching development programs in the troubled northern Mali, as well as restoring peace and stability to the nation. Read More »

Brian Loncar died from cocaine use


Washington student who committed suicide in November after a battle with depression. WFAA in Dallas reports Grace took her own life November 25, 2016. Loncar's manner of death was "accidental", the spokeswoman said. "These are unimaginable losses for our family", the statement continued. Loncar also had bipolar disorder and depression. Read More »

Texas Abortions Declined as Clinics Got Farther Away

According to researchers, around 926,200 females underwent the procedure of abortion in 2014, in other words, there was 14.6 abortion for per 1,000 females with developed reproductive organs who were able to give birth. The passage of Texas House Bill 2, which restricted abortion access in the state, appeared to have had its sponsors' intended effect - with the percentage of abortions halved in parts of the state with fewer clinics. Read More »

Iran prevented USA taking part in Syria talks?


He said US intelligence agencies who had tried to prove that Donald Trump had links to Russian Federation have drawn a blank and should be fired.Lavrov also referred to the alleged of Russian hacking of United States of America organizations, saying the claims were "false". Read More »

Malaysia: Muslim countries should end Rohingya crisis


Bangladeshi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam made the call at an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The resolution and the communique adopted at the end of the meeting emphasised on immediate halt of atrocities, unhindered humanitarian access, end of discrimination, ensuring basic rights including restoration of citizenship through reviewing the existing law and sustainable return of refugees and ... Read More »

If Your Password Is "123456", Change It


The top 25 passwords constitute more than 50% of those analysed and almost 17% of the users had 123456 as their password! Other commonly used passwords were just some variations of the same popular password. While the passwords show a lackadaisical concern about security by users, Keeper Security says providers are also responsible for enforcing good security practices. Read More »

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

A former player for Al-Ahly. Aboutrika is one of Egypt's all-time greatest athletes. The 38-year-old, who notched 100 caps for his country between 2001 and 2013, won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award in 2008, but has endured a hard retirement since hanging up his boots in December 2013. Read More »

Germany's top court rejects ban for far-right NPD party

The party is estimated to have 5,000 members and now has 338 local council seats, a small fraction of local political positions. "However, now there is a lack of specific and weighty indications suggesting that this endeavor will be successful". Read More »

Kremlin says too early to react to Trump nuclear cuts offer

Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 17 denied allegations that his country's intelligence services collected compromising information about US President-elect Donald Trump during his visit to Russia in 2013. "I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals", he told the reporters. Russian Federation isn't so anxious to get the sanctions lifted that it is prepared to "sacrifice something, especially in what concerns security", said Konstantin ... Read More »

Cut sanctions on Russian Federation for nuclear arms deal

We saw some very far-fetched attempts at blaming as, at proving [the allegations in Steele's memos]. The Russia leader also questioned whether it was believable that Trump would have hired sex workers. election or planned to target European elections in future. Those sanctions have had an enormous impact on Russian Federation, causing great harm to its economy. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal might crack under Trump

Iran has also argued that the US has failed to provide the full sanctions relief called for by the deal, a charge Washington denies. He has threatened to either scrap the accord or seek a better deal. He said the new administration in Washington would have no impact on the vote. He noted that Trump's nominees for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and secretary of defense, Gen. Read More »

AAA: Gas prices trickling down as oil production questions linger

DeHaan said that, prior to the late-February start of refinery maintenance season, consumers should see lower gas prices for the next four weeks. Great Lakes states maintained their hold as the most volatile market, with IN leading the pack with a 13.9 cent drop IN gas prices from a year ago "thanks to some relief from refinery issues IN the last few weeks", GasBuddy's weekly market report found. Read More »