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2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir One of them Farhan Wani belonged to Khudwani. Two militants reportdely escaped from Monday's encounter. An Indian army officer talking to media men in Srinagar claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops. [Full Article...]

Alabama Running Back Denies Yelling 'F*** Trump' Before National Title Game

Alabama Running Back Denies Yelling 'F*** Trump' Before National Title Game As the team was making its way to the field, he shouted , "F**k Trump!" "After the game, though, Scarbrough denied his apparent shot at the president, insisting on Twitter that he said , "(expletive) Georgia" instead. As Breitbart Deputy Political Editor Amanda House noted, "Georgia" is a two-syllable word. At the time of the incident, it was said that he yelled "f*** Trump". [Full Article...]

U.S. security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines

U.S. security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini convened Thursday's meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif "to ensure a full and continued implementation" of the 2015 agreement. These woes persist despite the end of crippling sanctions under the 2015 deal to curb its atomic programme. A withdrawal by the U.S. will lead to an "appropriate and heavy response", added foreign mi... [Full Article...]

6 killed, 17 injured as blast hits SW Pakistani city

6 killed, 17 injured as blast hits SW Pakistani city A van and two cars, which were passing by the police truck, also got damaged in the explosion. According to sources, a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives at the check-point after failing to reach Balochistan Assembly. [Full Article...]

Quarterback switch gives Alabama a lift as it claims another national title

Quarterback switch gives Alabama a lift as it claims another national title Alabama head coach Nick Saban decided to make a change after a disastrous first half in which Alabama fell behind 13-0 and benched normal starter Jalen Hurts. After the Bulldogs (13-2) settled for a field goal, Tagovailoa was sacked. Going into his sophomore season, Tagovailoa is now a national champion. [Full Article...]

Starbucks espresso goes 'blonde' to lure in new coffee drinkers

Starbucks espresso goes 'blonde' to lure in new coffee drinkers Starbucks Coffee specialist Anthony Carroll was part of the team that created the new espresso, a unique blend of Latin American and African coffee beans roasted to bring out the lighter side of espresso. These beans were then "roasted to the peak of their flavor to showcase the coffee's balanced, subtle sweetness". According to the New York-based trade group National Coffee Association, 24% of d... [Full Article...]

China dismisses speculations of military base in Gwadar

China dismisses speculations of military base in Gwadar The official said that dismantling terrorist safe havens in Pakistan is key to bring stability in Afghanistan and in the region. Beijing says Islamabad has made sacrifices and done a fabulous job in fighting terrorism. Jiwani is located just a stone's throw from Chabahar port being jointly developed by Iran, India and Afghanistan to ensure a trade corridor for Indian exports to Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Bachelor of Arts Completion Program Moves Up in Ranking

Bachelor of Arts Completion Program Moves Up in Ranking The magazine measured these factors through four categories: student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. Value Colleges and Top RN to BSN also both named the College of Nursing's online RN to BSN program among the best in the country. "Faculty in our online programs are committed to this form of program delivery, and have developed... [Full Article...]

President Trump gets national anthem moment at football title game

President Trump gets national anthem moment at football title game It is Trump's second visit to Atlanta since he won the election, and several dozen demonstrators protested near the stadium. Tee Stern, with the group called Refuse Facism ATL, said the demonstration was called to "take a knee" against the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Egypt Slams NYT Report About Jerusalem Position

Egypt Slams NYT Report About Jerusalem Position In response, Shukri asserted that, " Egypt's position is consistent and has not changed in support of the Palestinian people", adding that the accusations were "baseless" and politically motivated. Kholi said conflict with Israel was not in Egypt's best interest, and that Palestinians should recognise Ramallah, a West Bank town that houses the Palestinian Authority, as their capital. [Full Article...]

Widnes launch crowdfunding campaign to support Kato Ottio's family

Widnes launch crowdfunding campaign to support Kato Ottio's family The 23-year-old Ottio was in his homeland of Papua New Guinea and went on a gruelling eight kilometre run with fellow players from the Hunters Queensland Cup team. "Kato was an incredibly talented player, with a bright future ahead of him in rugby league ", Rule said. Denis Betts, Widnes Vikings head coach, said that the news "is heart-breaking". [Full Article...]

Tuesday forecast: cloudy skies, high 55 with chances of wet weather overnight

Tuesday forecast: cloudy skies, high 55 with chances of wet weather overnight The National Weather Service says measurable snowfall accumulations will be possible Friday night into Saturday across Middle Tennessee. Thursday Night , showers. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected. North to northeast winds 10-15 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Trump to attend Davos economic conference

Trump to attend Davos economic conference A string of U.S. presidents have avoided attending the annual upscale event, fearing a trip to a European ski resort would make them look out of touch. Then-Vice President Joe Biden attended previous year. This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the WEF after Deve Gowda went there in 1997 during his short stay in office, and Narasimha Rao debuted India in 1994. [Full Article...]

Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides

Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides Water and debris in lanes shut down coastal USA 101 and traffic accidents on rain-slicked roadways across the region slowed the Tuesday morning commute to a crawl. The fire and sheriff's departments weren't immediately available to confirm the deaths. Evacuations were ordered in those foothill neighborhoods Monday because of mudslide fears. [Full Article...]

Keller @ Large: Looming Federal War On Legal Marijuana

Keller @ Large: Looming Federal War On Legal Marijuana Voters in MA legalized marijuana for adult use in 2016 and retail sales are to start this summer. Lelling's statement comes days after reports surfaced of U.S. "The kind of categorical relief sought by those engaged in state-level marijuana legalization efforts can only come from the legislative process". Colorado, which in 2014 became the first US state to legalize recreational use of the dru... [Full Article...]

Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm An attorney for the co-founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS revealed during a closed-door interview this summer with congressional investigators that "somebody's already been killed" as a result of the publication of the anti-Trump dossier. [Full Article...]

Mevani's rally in Delhi despite no police permission

Mevani's rally in Delhi despite no police permission It is the Congress which has spread hatred in the country for the longest period", he told reporters, using the Congress's association with Mevani to launch an attack on Rahul Gandhi. The dalit leader alleged that the "false" F.I.R.is the brainchild of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiyia Janata Party (BJP). "The BJP does not want "Ram Rajya". [Full Article...]

Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting in Louisiana

Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting in Louisiana She also posed several questions, and was warned to restrict her statements to comments only - even though the board was answering her questions, KATV reported . Hargrave was called upon a second time for comment. Hargrave continued to argue her point before the board as a security officer walked towards her. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle's father intends to walk her down the aisle

Meghan Markle's father intends to walk her down the aisle The Reprezent training programme, established 10 years ago in response to rising knife crime, helps young people develop and socialise through radio and has become a springboard for United Kingdom music talent, with former DJs and presenters working in the music industry. [Full Article...]

Kansas Representative cites belief blacks more susceptible to marijuana

Kansas Representative cites belief blacks more susceptible to marijuana During his speech, Alford claimed marijuana was previously outlawed because black people often reacted poorly to the drugs because of their "character makeup - their genetics and that". And, she added of his remarks, "It's weird". "Effective immediately, I hereby resign request that the Speaker replace me as chairman of the House Committee on Children and Seniors, and as vice-chairman of the Chi... [Full Article...]


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