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Court of Appeal rules Snoopers' Charter is 'unlawful'

Court of Appeal rules Snoopers' Charter is 'unlawful' That law was the forerunner to the infamous Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) passed by parliament previous year, and contains many of its provisions. It also held that the Act was unlawful where it enabled access to data without "prior review by a court or an independent administrative authority". [Full Article...]

Hundreds of stolen oranges found in vehicle in Spain

Hundreds of stolen oranges found in vehicle in Spain After a brief chase down a dirt road officers manage to pull over the suspects and discovered the massive haul of stolen fruit. A search of the surrounding area reportedly found a van that was also loaded with oranges. They were arrested at the scene after the police learned that a warehouse in Carmona had reported the theft of a large number of oranges only a few hours ago. [Full Article...]

Raila Odinga to be "sworn-in" as alternative Kenyan President

Raila Odinga to be Kenya's government cut transmission of three TV channels airing live broadcasts of the "inaguration" of opposition leader Raila Odinga as alternative president Tuesday in front of thousands, after months of deadly election turmoil. While his supporters greeted his "swearing-in" with jubilation, Odinga does not have the legal mandate to execute functions of the President as outlined in article 132 ... [Full Article...]

Pacers power past Hornets; Celtics pip Nuggets

Pacers power past Hornets; Celtics pip Nuggets Jaylen Brown finished the game with just 9 points, but 3 of those points may have been the biggest of the team's season from a confidence stand point. There were 18 lead changes during the game, 11 in the fourth quarter alone. The New York Knicks have split their last six games but they will be gunning for a third straight victory after last night's 111-95 win over the lowly Nets. [Full Article...]

Paul Simon's 'Farewell Performance' announced for huge United Kingdom show

Paul Simon's 'Farewell Performance' announced for huge United Kingdom show The British Summer Time Hyde Park festival has announced that USA legend Paul Simon will headline the final show of its 2018 edition. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. "You're coming towards the end", he mused. In a recent interview with the New York Times , the singer-songrwriter said, "It's an act of courage to let go". [Full Article...]

Pope investigates Chilean Bishop Barros after new information emerges

Pope investigates Chilean Bishop Barros after new information emerges Controversy over Archbishop Barros, bishop of the city of Osorno in Chile's south, dominated Francis' recent trip, with critics accusing the pope of not understanding the depth of the crisis in the South American country. The much-touted commission Cardinal O'Malley heads has been hit by defections by high-profile non-clerical members who quit in frustration over what they said was lack of progr... [Full Article...]

Right Before The SOTU, Stormy Daniels Denies Having An Affair With Trump

Right Before The SOTU, Stormy Daniels Denies Having An Affair With Trump Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump's attorney arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 election in exchange for her silence on the matter. He then proceeded to grill her over whether or not she had signed a non-disclosure agreement, pointing out that if she hadn't signed one, she could just say she hadn't, but that if she had, she would be unable to s... [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. officials appealed to White House to halt release of memo

The top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff - who says he has seen the underlying classified intelligence - describes the memo as a "profoundly misleading set of talking points drafted by Republican staff attacking the FBI and its handling of the [Russia] investigation". [Full Article...]

US, Qatar patch up ties amidst lingering rifts over Trump accusation

US, Qatar patch up ties amidst lingering rifts over Trump accusation As the Trump administration is weighing on reducing overseas US military bases Qatar, which has been facing economic, political, diplomatic, and social blockade by Saudi Arabia led alliance that includes Egypt , Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) to name a few, has taken up steps to woo the administration in making the USA base in Qatar a more permanent one. [Full Article...]

Rockets' James Harden records first 60-point triple-double in National Basketball Association history

Rockets' James Harden records first 60-point triple-double in National Basketball Association history The All-Star guard made 10 of 11 free throws and scored eight of his points in the fourth quarter. Mario Hezonja and Marreese Speights each scored 17 points, while Shelvin Mack and Simmons each chipped in 15. James Harden joins MJ in the National Basketball Association record books. The free throw gave him 60 points and Houston's all-time scoring mark, breaking Calvin Murphy's prior record of... [Full Article...]

Palace to Trillanes: Go ahead, file impeachment

Palace to Trillanes: Go ahead, file impeachment Former Congressman Jacinto "Jing" Paras noted that based on records that the lawyers have gathered from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the agency did not release copies of the President's bank account to the senator. Carpio said the proposition that an external disciplinary authority compromises the Ombudsman's independence "fails to recognize that the Constitution expressly authorizes ... [Full Article...]

Top secret Australian government files found in secondhand shop

Top secret Australian government files found in secondhand shop ABC News has called the documents "The Cabinet Files". The loss of the documents, which had been through the national security committee of cabinet between 2008 and 2013, was uncovered in an audit by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen, other German automakers used monkeys to test toxic diesel fumes

Volkswagen, other German automakers used monkeys to test toxic diesel fumes In one such experiment conducted at a lab in New Mexico in 2014, researchers put 10 macaque monkeys in sealed rooms and pumped in exhaust fumes from a Volkswagen Beetle for four hours. The experiments did not kill the monkeys but it remains unclear what effect the exposure to exhaust had on them following the research. Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler, Germany's three most emblematic vehicle br... [Full Article...]

Booker: Trump Thinking About Firing Mueller Shows His 'Authoritarian' Tendencies

Booker: Trump Thinking About Firing Mueller Shows His 'Authoritarian' Tendencies Both Collins and Graham said they saw no sign that Trump is now trying to fire Mueller. According to the New York Times and other USA media organizations, Trump ordered White House lawyer Don McGahn to instruct the Justice Department to fire Mueller. [Full Article...]

October shooting: 300-pages of documents break down persons of interest

October shooting: 300-pages of documents break down persons of interest The Las Vegas Review-Journal has identified that individual as Douglas Haig . Lombardo on January 19 released an 81-page preliminary report of the investigation, and said police and the FBI believe Paddock acted alone before he killed himself after the shooting. [Full Article...]

Officers like Bareilly DM are rare today, says Muslim cleric

Officers like Bareilly DM are rare today, says Muslim cleric In June a year ago, a group of Kanvar devotees and some security personnel were injured in stone-pelting after Muslims objected to a Kanvar procession through Khailam village. It is also reported that talking to newsmen Mr. Singh told that his point was that permission should be taken for certain things. "Officials will not be allowed to behave like agents of political parties", he said. [Full Article...]

'They're not intellectual people': Teacher under fire for anti-military rant

Think about the people who you know who are over there. The Pico Rivera High School instructor also compared military recruiters to pimps and said the only people who enlist are those whose families don't "love" them enough to push them into college. [Full Article...]

Mild week ahead in South Lake Tahoe, no precipitation in forecast

Mild week ahead in South Lake Tahoe, no precipitation in forecast Monday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Another cold front looks to approach from the west late Thursday into next Friday likely bringing rain, although it's possible late next Friday , enough moisture hangs around with colder air returning that rain changes over to some ice and snow. [Full Article...]

Month Abortion Ban Bill Fails to Pass Senate

Month Abortion Ban Bill Fails to Pass Senate State senators voted Tuesday to delay a bill that would likely ban all abortions in SC, saying they need time to consider possible exceptions to the law. Steve King, R-Iowa, introduced this bill a while ago and was promised a vote in the House, but phony pro-life groups have blocked it. "What some members of Congress who would vote against such a measure have been wrong to assume is ... [Full Article...]

Klopp hits out at Liverpool forwards, explains 'problem'

Klopp hits out at Liverpool forwards, explains 'problem' Obviously somebody misjudged the situation. "Coming back on track is the most important thing", Klopp said. "It's possible but I don't know in the moment". You think that's right, that wrong, you say it, nobody listens. Huddersfield have slipped to within two points of the drop zone, but will take solace from their 2-1 win against Manchester United in October - which snapped a similar si... [Full Article...]


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