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by | January 30, 2018 | 17:29

More than 20 people, including USA citizens, were killed in an attack on a hotel on January 20th. An ambulance bomb in the city center killed more than 100 people, just over a week after an attack on the Hotel Intercontinental, also in Kabul , killed more than 20, including four USA citizens.

by | January 30, 2018 | 17:03

Russian Federation has been accused of meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the allegations, which Moscow denies, and whether there was any collusion involving President Donald Trump´s associates.

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:31

Taiwanese media say the man transferred about 40,000 tons of coal - worth about 3 million dollars. North Korean workers are being sent home from foreign countries as part of the sanctions , reducing the amount of money they send home from their overseas jobs.

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:13

In this connexion, I can not over-emphasize the value of strong institutions. In building strong national and regional institutions, we must adequately empower our national anti-corruption agencies and insulate them from political influence.

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:08

The Saudi index gained 0.5 percent in the first hour as Kingdom added 4.8 percent to 10.52 riyals in heavy volumes, rising above the 10.28 riyal level where it traded before Prince Alwaleed was detained in a corruption probe last November. They are believed to have been transferred to prison from the Ritz-Carlton, which will reopen to the public next month. Critics say the crown prince has used the purge against high-level individuals to wrangle control of key Saudi companies, sideline ...

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:01

The peak of the snow will be mid morning through the mid afternoon . Snow is expected with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and winds gusts up to 40 to 50 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be sunny with a high near 37, and a mostly sunny Thursday is expected with a high near 50. A narrow band of lake effect snow will periodically impact far eastern portions of Huron and Sanilac Counties overnight.

by | January 30, 2018 | 15:56

The Gamecocks (13-8) were looking to rally past their third ranked opponent in four games and were up 58-53 on Felipe Haase's three with 6:21 to go. "I went to the basket, got to the free-throw line and hit some big shots. Kentucky returns to Southeastern Conference play Tuesday inside Rupp Arena vs. Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. ET. West Virginia in his career. Jalen Hudson added 17 points for the Gators (15-6, 9-3 SEC), who bounced back from a midweek loss to SC to win for the ninth time in ...

by | January 30, 2018 | 14:58

Prosecutors have spoken to more than 20 current and former White House officials and are gathering facts about what Trump may have done to impede the investigation. Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, down from 4.8 percent on Trump's first day in office, consumer confidence is high and, as the president notes nearly daily, the markets repeatedly have broken records as stocks have climbed in the previous year.

by | January 30, 2018 | 14:22

The New York Times' Katie Rogers and Maggie Haberman reported Monday that news of the affair and six-figure payment made Melania Trump furious with the president, prompting her to keep a low profile in recent days. But the First Lady last week canceled a trip with Trump and spent the weekend "relaxing at the spa" at Mar-a-Lago. The impromptu stop in the Sunshine State wound up costing taxpayers about $64,000, according to the Times.

by | January 30, 2018 | 14:17

While income tax benefits can be provided to buyers through this Budget , the GST Council nod would be required for lowering the GST rate. With almost half of the labour force being dependent on agriculture and allied sectors, it is essential for the government to focus on irrigation, seeds and crop insurance to nurse the farm sector back to health.

by | January 30, 2018 | 13:53

Bharadwaj further said that since DDA comes directly under the LG, the sealing drive can be immediately halted by amending the Master Plan 2021 to accommodate the increased Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and other changes. "Obviously, they (AAP) are trying to avoid the election". AAP was not being victimised but being punished for what it did wrong, said Dikshit. "Not only the traders but also their workers and the labourers are on the verge of poverty".

by | January 30, 2018 | 13:50

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of "terrorists", and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016. The suspects have been taken into custody since the operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia began on January 20.

by | January 30, 2018 | 12:59

On Sunday, they went out to work and left the baby with her, who stayed in the same building. When her mother, a domestic help, returned from work, she found the child covered in blood and crying, reports Indian news portal the NDTV . During the day, the sister-in-law's son took her to a separate room on the pretext of playing with her, then raped her. This confirmed their suspicion of his involvement in the crime.

by | January 30, 2018 | 12:44

Yemeni security officials say the country's prime minister is preparing to flee after separatists seized the presidential palace in the southern port city of Aden in fierce battles overnight. The officials said Hadi's prime minister and several Cabinet members would leave imminently to Riyadh. The separatist forces did not enter the palace itself and were stopped by Saudi Arabian troops who have been guarding the palace for the past months.

by | January 30, 2018 | 11:50

Have Lane Johnson and Chris Long's underdog masks taught odds makers nothing about the Philadelphia Eagles? Doug Pederson has beaten the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl before, albeit as a backup quarterback and before the dominant Brady-Belichick era.

by | January 30, 2018 | 10:19

Reddy said the order to drop cases against minorities was issued based on the Justice Rajinder Sachar committee report on social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India, Deccan Herald reported. The Hindu reported that the circular was first sent to the police heads on 2 January, 2018, followed by a reminder on 25 January. News18 reported that the government was under pressure after the BJP alleged the move aimed at helping Muslims facing rioting cases, a charge the Congress ...

by | January 30, 2018 | 09:39

Pilot Israel Slod was flying with friend Daniel Gross when the engine of their 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza G33 aircraft broke down. He then informed air traffic controllers that he would be attempting to land on the 55 Freeway near the Orange County Fairgrounds.

by | January 30, 2018 | 08:13

None of them, it turned out, as the State Department has determined that the mere threat of U.S. action or secondary sanctions had deterred such transactions. "Since the enactment of the. legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions".

by | January 30, 2018 | 07:36

The Eagles have won the honor of representing the NFC in the Super Bowl . Last year's Super Bowl is a ideal example why you can never count out the Patriots . Prior to the season, Silver's model had the Patriots as the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl with an 18% chance to win it all, twice as much as any other team.

by | January 30, 2018 | 07:04

Israel called on Poland on January 27 to amend a bill approved this week by Polish lawmakers that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil, Reuters reported .

by | January 30, 2018 | 06:58

The City of Cape Town's water supply crisis is credit negative, ratings agency Moody's has warned. The threat of Day Zero, which is an increasing reality for Cape Town, is gaining ground, according to data on the latest dam levels released on Monday.

by | January 30, 2018 | 06:40

If Trump did try to fire Mueller , it could strengthen a case for obstruction of justice against the president based on whether he had " corrupt intent " in trying to hinder Mueller's investigation, legal experts said. But Graham dismissed the attempt to sweep the report under the rug. The source who spoke to Axios said: "Trump doesn't deal in reality". Of course, Mueller is leading the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to the Russian government.

by | January 30, 2018 | 06:17

In the bypoll, the Congress had replaced Jitendra Singh with Dr Karan Singh, a former MP from Alwar to get back the seat for the Congress while the BJP has fielded a state cabinet minister Dr Jaswant Yadav. Congress had Vivek Dhakad as its candidate form the Mandalgarh Assembly seat. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari (all of BJP) passed away a year ago.

by | January 30, 2018 | 06:00

Following that attack, Trump called for " decisive action " by all countries against the Taliban, saying in a statement that the "murderous attack renews our resolve and that of our Afghan partners". Trump announced past year a new strategy to combat the Taliban that focused on a ramp up of military activity against the group in tandem with pressure on Pakistan to clamp down on the Taliban within its borders.

by | January 30, 2018 | 05:31

Afghan Public Health Ministry says dozens have been killed and over 100 wounded in suicide vehicle bomb attack . The wave of attacks has put pressure on President Ashraf Ghani and his USA allies, who have expressed growing confidence that a new more aggressive military strategy has succeeded in driving Taliban insurgents back from major provincial centers.

by | January 30, 2018 | 05:23

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Economic Survey to Parliament soon after the conclusion of the President's address. The President appreciated the efforts to expand passport services and said: "The Ministry of External Affairs, in collaboration with Department of Posts, has embarked upon a comprehensive programme for expansion of Passport services in the country".

by | January 30, 2018 | 05:17

According to the UN Refugee Agency's news center , Jolie's kids spent their time playing with Syrian girls who were part of an after-school learning initiative at the camp. Almost 5.5 million displaced Syrians are hosted by Jordan , Lebanon and other neighboring countries. "UNHCR does not have the funds to provide in full even the most necessities for survival for many families", Jolie said, adding that the UNHCR response for the Syria crisis was only 50 percent funded in 2017.

by | January 30, 2018 | 04:59

Mr Turnbull said the strategy was ensuring maximum opportunity for Australian jobs, technology and innovation. The local opposition has also questioned the move, with infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese querying in The Guardian why the government was happy to back advanced defence manufacturing after it withdrew support for the vehicle industry.

by | January 30, 2018 | 05:03

Police say that Maru was sucked toward the cylinder, and the arm holding the oxygen canister became trapped. Three people have been arrested after relatives blamed the hospital for the death of 32-year-old Rajesh Maru who was pulled into the machine when he walked into the MRI room, the International Business Times reported .

by | January 30, 2018 | 04:59

The New York Times reported Thursday that the pressure to fire Mueller was averted after White House counsel Don McGahn made clear he would resign before carrying out such an order. "We do not understand why the Committee would possibly seek to disclose classified and law enforcement sensitive information without first consulting with the relevant members of the Intelligence Community", he wrote.

by | January 30, 2018 | 04:33

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) will retire at the end of this congressional term, he announced Monday. Though his New Jersey district has always been one of the most reliably Republican in the northeast and he has never failed to grab less than 58 percent of the vote in any of his 12 elections, Democrats still saw him as a potential target.

by | January 30, 2018 | 04:30

With regard to trade, Trump is expected to restate the points he made Friday during his trip to Davos, Switzerland, in which he urged foreign countries to invest in America and expressed a desire to negotiate "mutually beneficial" trade agreements.

by | January 30, 2018 | 04:07

Sources in the BJP told Scroll.in that the party's National General Secretary Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju were at Chief Minister TR Zeliang's home in Kohima to discuss the matter. ".it is expedient for all the political parties, both national and regional, to come together in the greater interest of the state.with the call "Solution before Election" and defer the elections.and allow the Naga political process to reach its logical conclusion by giving space and ...

by | January 30, 2018 | 03:41

The new measures will include additional interviews of applicants' family members, and close scrunity of potential ties to organized crime, senior USA officials said in a conference call with reporters Monday. The government has declined to publicly identify the 11 countries now targeted, but they are reportedly Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

by | January 30, 2018 | 03:34

The bill needed 60 votes to clear filibuster and move forward with actual vote, so the chances of it passing on Monday were slim. But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the bill's lead sponsor, will score points with his conservative base - one that's been grumbling in recent months over the return of "Lindsey Grahmnesty" and his crusade to find a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.