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Billionaire Canadian couple's mysterious death being treated as murder, Toronto police say

Billionaire Canadian couple's mysterious death being treated as murder, Toronto police say Their deaths stunned the worlds of Canadian business , politics and philanthropy, and drew public condolences from prominent figures including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who attended a memorial service on Dec 21 that was broadcast on television. [Full Article...]

Trump praises African leader after White House dustup

Trump praises African leader after White House dustup Countering the narrative that the Trump White House wants to go it alone, the president referenced his administration's effective partnership with the United Nations in tightening sanctions on North Korea, the success of the coalition to defeat ISIS and the emerging cooperation in confronting Iran's illegal missile adventures. [Full Article...]

Paris floods: Hundreds evacuated as rising Seine threatens Louvre

Paris floods: Hundreds evacuated as rising Seine threatens Louvre National rail operator SNCF extended service halts within Paris on the busy RER C suburban line through to next Wednesday, and all boat traffic on the Seine in Paris and upstream has been stopped, keeping tourists off the capital's famed sightseeing boats. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Protected Campaign Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment

Hillary Clinton Protected Campaign Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment After the 2008 campaign, Strider was tasked to lead Correct the Record, an independent group that looked to rebut claims about Clinton as she prepared for her 2016 presidential run. The most serious accusation was brought by Juanita Broaddrick, who alleges that in 1978, Clinton raped her when he was Arkansas attorney general. She, like most campaign staffers, signed a nondisclosure agreement tha... [Full Article...]

The New Air Force One Refrigerators Will Cost Almost $24 Million

The New Air Force One Refrigerators Will Cost Almost $24 Million The current refrigerators on the plane are almost 27 years old and new chillers are set to be installed by engineers with high-level security clearance by October 2019. " The engineering required to design, manufacture, conduct environmental testing and obtain Federal Aviation Administration certification are included in the cost ", she said. [Full Article...]

RSS Chief Bhagwat Hoists Tricolour In Kerala School After Controversy

RSS Chief Bhagwat Hoists Tricolour In Kerala School After Controversy BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, state RSS and BJP leaders along with many Sangh Parivar workers were present at the function. There was a strict warning for the public schools in case they fail to follow the orders of the government. [Full Article...]

Baboons Escaped From a Paris Zoo - and Some Are Still Running Free

Baboons Escaped From a Paris Zoo - and Some Are Still Running Free It is unclear how the baboons escaped. While evacuating, zoo visitors reportedly did not come face to face with any fearsome packs of baboons drunk on their newfound freedom, thankfully averting any potential Planet of the Apes-styleconfrontations. [Full Article...]

Surakiart board on Myanmar says Richardson was asked to leave

Surakiart board on Myanmar says Richardson was asked to leave She seems isolated. She doesn't travel much into the country. The journalists were working on coverage of the Rohingya crisis at the time. He added that he had no intention of becoming a "cheerleading squad for the (Myanmar) government". "What we don't want is to have Aung San Suu Kyi just listen to ASEAN countries, China or Russian Federation. She needs to change, and perhaps the West needs to ... [Full Article...]

Deadly fire undermines South Korean leader's vow to make country safer

Deadly fire undermines South Korean leader's vow to make country safer Videos posted on social media showed a patient hanging on to a rope dangling from a helicopter, and another crawling out of a window to climb down a ladder. Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency said that part of the hospital facility was remodeled to create more room, including the pantry room which does not appear in the original building ledger. [Full Article...]

Veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi dead

Veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi dead She started her career in Tollywood (Bengali film industry) at the age of 19 with Basu Paribar (1952), which also had Uttam Kumar in the lead role. She died at her residence this morning, the family sources added. She is survived by her daughter. "She showcased her talent across the genres of medium - films, "jatra" (folk theatre), plays and finally television". [Full Article...]

Japan, South Korea arranging Abe-Moon summit on February 9

Japan, South Korea arranging Abe-Moon summit on February 9 The defence secretary was speaking at the start of a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Song Young-Moo at US Pacific Command, or PACOM, headquarters. "We haven't suspended, we're de-conflicting during the period of the Olympics and exercises will continue immediately after the Olympics", McKenzie said Thursday. [Full Article...]

63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast

At least 63 people were killed and more than 150 were wounded on Saturday when an ambulance packed with explosives was detonated in central Kabul , officials said. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Saturday's bombing in Kabul city. People helped walking-wounded away as ambulances with sirens wailing inched their way through the traffic-clogged streets of the city centre. [Full Article...]

First main, No. 1 rating on the road

First main, No. 1 rating on the road Denmark's Wozniacki made the way through finals by defeating Elise Mertens 6-3, 7-6 while Romanian Halep entered the last two with a 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 win over Angelique Kerber . The world number one and two will contest the Australian Open final on Saturday and there are many similarities between the two players. Halep saved three match points in a titanic encounter that she won 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 af... [Full Article...]

China to make greater contribution to Arctic governance

China to make greater contribution to Arctic governance In order to effectively protect the marine environment of the Arctic, China works with other States to enhance control of the sources of marine pollution such as ship discharge, offshore dumping, and air pollution, it said. The marine environment is a key area for Arctic environmental protection. It has established especially close relations with Iceland, with whose support it was granted observ... [Full Article...]

Kidnapping victim fatally shot by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent during raid

Kidnapping victim fatally shot by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent during raid The man was kidnapped when two men barged into the home he shared with his brother and his 12-year-old son Wednesday. The man's brother told police he received a call later that day from a man who said he was with "the cartel" and he wanted $20,000 in ransom money or his brother would be killed. [Full Article...]

Syrian opposition to announce Sochi decision Saturday

Syrian opposition to announce Sochi decision Saturday The opposition leaders and officials of the government in Damascus, who spent two days in Vienna , did not meet face-to-face, instead exchanged proposals via United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Turkey has also poured troops into the north to fight Kurdish militias that have established regional autonomy and are seen by Ankara as a menace to its security. [Full Article...]

Escaped Prison Inmate Caught Returning Back With Alcohol

Escaped Prison Inmate Caught Returning Back With Alcohol It appears that inmates made a habit out of breaking out, and then re-entering the facility. After authorities set up surveillance on Wednesday, they spotted a truck pulling onto the private property and dropping off a large bag. For most people, prison would be something you'd escape from and never look back if you ever found yourself in that predicament; but for these Texas prisoners, they j... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court temporarily delays the execution of an Alabama inmate

US Supreme Court temporarily delays the execution of an Alabama inmate Madison had been sentenced to death for the 1985 killing of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte. Madison's legal team said he had several strokes that left his memory impaired, that he is legally blind, and he can not walk without a walker. [Full Article...]

Holy hypocrisy: Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels and the religious right

Holy hypocrisy: Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels and the religious right But that shouldn't stop Kimmel, who (like all the other late-night hosts) delights in mocking Trump at every opportunity - most recently Thursday night when he skewered POTUS with jokes after reports emerged that he tried to sack special counsel Robert Mueller last summer. [Full Article...]

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours The Senate voted to advance the bill 81-18. Tammy Duckworth of IL took to the Senate floor to call for a measure in the meantime to assure pay for military personnel and for military families to receive death benefits despite the shutdown. [Full Article...]


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