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Netflix Fires Exec Who Said Company Didn't Believe Danny Masterson's Rape Accusers

Netflix Fires Exec Who Said Company Didn't Believe Danny Masterson's Rape Accusers The report anonymously cited "Victim B", who claimed Yeatman told her "we don't believe" the rape allegations against Masterson after she asked him why Netflix hadn't taken action. Danny Masterson is being investigated for the rape of four women in the early 2000s, and he was recently written out of his Netflix show The Ranch . [Full Article...]

Theresa May Faces Parliamentary Showdown With Brexit Rebels

Theresa May Faces Parliamentary Showdown With Brexit Rebels The Government further sought to ease Brexit tensions in the Tory party, and the prospects of a Conservative rebellion on the EU Withdrawal Bill, by accepting the creation of a new committee to scrutinise ministers' use of so-called Henry VIII powers in the bill. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken The online news website MinnPost reported that Smith met with Walter Mondale before she took the job, interested in learning how he transformed the position of vice president into a more responsible position under President Jimmy Carter. Pawlenty is far from the only Republican prospect, with state Sen. In recent weeks, for instance, she has been the administration's top official in discussing t... [Full Article...]

Meet Roy Moore's Even Dumber Spokesperson

Meet Roy Moore's Even Dumber Spokesperson Tapper jumped in with a fun fact from the 1770s - there is no constitutional requirement that any elected official use the Bible during a swearing-in ceremony. For those who thought Janet Porter was the dumbest spokesperson for Roy Moore , I give you the even dumber alternative, Ted Crockett . President George Washington began the tradition of presidents swearing in on a Bible, but it is no... [Full Article...]

Omarosa Manigault Quit White House Next Month

Omarosa Manigault Quit White House Next Month Her acquiescence comes after the White House declared recently that representative national security consultant Dina Powell will advance down from her position ahead of schedule one year from now. It is traditional for administrations to experience a spate of departures after the first year in office, but Trump's year has been particularly bruising, leaving some officials preparing for more depart... [Full Article...]

Iran Revolutionary Guards ready to back Palestinian forces

Iran Revolutionary Guards ready to back Palestinian forces Rouhani, attending an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders, said the US president's move showed the United States lacked any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation. "The Zionist movements should be continuously monitored and the OIC should meet if necessary to take the measures at the level of ministers or heads of the states", the president noted. [Full Article...]

Madonsela warns Zuma not to appeal court ruling

Madonsela warns Zuma not to appeal court ruling In that event, the ruling will be delayed until the appeal is heard and a decision made. Earlier on Wednesday, Mlambo ordered that Zuma personally pay for a court attempt to halt the release of the ombudsman's report a year ago. "The allegations. detailed in the report are extremely serious", Mlambo said. The constitution provides that the president has exclusive powers to appoint commissions of i... [Full Article...]

Govt extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts to March 31

Govt extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts to March 31 The finance ministry, in a late Tuesday night notification, said the new deadline will be issued by the government after due consultation. A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will hear the Aadhaar case tomorrow at 2 pm to decide on interim relief. [Full Article...]

U.S. helicopter's window falls on Japanese school

U.S. helicopter's window falls on Japanese school The school is adjacent to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, NHK reported. The agency notes that the base in a dense residential area has caused local security concerns and moods against the presence of USA military. Residents want Futenma to be closed and a replacement built elsewhere in another part of Japan or overseas, saying they can no longer live with the noise pollution, accidents and occas... [Full Article...]

Arrest at gunpoint of MI 11-year-old girl riles community

Arrest at gunpoint of MI 11-year-old girl riles community The police were looking for the girl's 40-year-old aunt, Carrie Manning , who was suspected of stabbing her sister and was believed to be armed, according to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV . That's someone who lives in Grand Rapids. Authorities handcuffed Hodges before patting her down and placing her in the back of a cop vehicle for around ten minutes, according to WZMM13. [Full Article...]

Congress demands PM Modi's apology over 'outrageous' Pak remark

Congress demands PM Modi's apology over 'outrageous' Pak remark He said in 2007, in Havana, when Singh was the prime minister, a joint statement had said that Pakistan was also a victim of terrorism when everyone knew that Pakistan was "not a victim but a sponsor of terrorism". Deepak Kapoor, Pakistani High Commission to India Sohail Mahmood and former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. Opposition parties have often accused former Prime Min... [Full Article...]

6 get death penalty in Tamil Nadu honour killing case

6 get death penalty in Tamil Nadu honour killing case Those sentenced to death included the father of the woman, Kausalya , who had married Shankar against the wishes of her family . After closely monitoring the movement of the couple, a five-member gang, while they were coming out of a shop in Udumalpet on March 13, 2016, hacked them indiscriminately. [Full Article...]

North Korea yet to express "commitment" to dialogue, says United Nations official

North Korea yet to express Jeffrey Feltman told reporters after briefing the U.N. Security Council privately that "how we do that" was the topic of more than 15 hours of discussions he had with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, and other officials. [Full Article...]

Drivers beware of hazardous roads as snow turns to ice

Drivers beware of hazardous roads as snow turns to ice A statement released by Lead Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr David A Bithell, said: "We have gritted continuously since mid morning on Thursday 7th December with our entire fleet of gritters, ploughs, tractors and loading shovels deployed". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court raps government on fugitives evading law

Supreme Court raps government on fugitives evading law The court had directed the government to frame a scheme for setting up such courts exclusively to deal with criminal cases involving political persons on the lines of the fast-track courts which were set up for a period of five years which was later extended, though the scheme now stands discontinued. [Full Article...]

New Angels Star Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged UCL

New Angels Star Shohei Ohtani Has Damaged UCL Ohtani wore No. 11 as a member of the Nippon Ham Fighters, but the hitter/pitcher was unable to wear that number in LA because it is retired for Jim Fregosi. The courtship and eventual signing of Shohei Ohtani by the Los Angeles Angles has had something of a mythic quality to it. According to reports from Japan, Ohtani was seen playing catch on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process - Guterres

Trump decision on Jerusalem could hurt peace process - Guterres As NPR's Daniel Estrin has reported , "Palestinians protested throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip". Protesters were setting trash cans alight, prompting a severe response from riot police. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard sustained a serious wound to his upper body and the attacker was apprehended. Ten Turkish pro-Palestinian activists were killed in a violent clash with Israeli... [Full Article...]

5 soldiers missing as Avalanches hit Army posts in J&K

5 soldiers missing as Avalanches hit Army posts in J&K Three army men of 36 Rashtriya Rifles, Lance Naik Pramanik, Rifleman Shiv Singh, and N Moorhty are missing in Gurez area as an avalanche hit a bunker in upper reaches of Bagtore that falls in Kanzalwan zone. Hussain also directed the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Gurez to take all precautionary measures in coordination with the concerned departments for the safety of the general public. [Full Article...]

Chinese visits to South Korea halved in 2017

Chinese visits to South Korea halved in 2017 Before the launch, the company in October invited 42 Chinese internet personalities to its shopping mall in the northwestern city of Suwon for a promotional event. Orion, a confectionary subsidiary of Orion Holdings , said that its sales had recovered nearly to the levels before the THAAD crisis. Media in South Korea had previously reported that Chinese authorities had either banned Chinese tou... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh

Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh The decision to temporarily close the embassy, located in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, was attributed to thedeteriorating security situation in the country. Although the KSA officially reopened the ports in late November, the KSA-led Coalition has only cleared a limited number of commercial and humanitarian shipments to enter Yemen's Red Sea ports. [Full Article...]


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