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Fund to encourage more women to enter politics 'a tribute to suffragettes'

Fund to encourage more women to enter politics 'a tribute to suffragettes' Girls and young women across Wales are set to earn a unique Girlguiding badge, designed by a Brownie leader to celebrate the centenary of women winning the vote. She said her grandmother would be surprised by how little has been achieved in terms of equal rights for women in the past 100 years . However over the next ten years laws were introduced that eliminated women's rights from serving ... [Full Article...]

Japanese combat helicopter crashes in southern Japan

Japanese combat helicopter crashes in southern Japan He said the cause of the accident was under investigation. Multiple parts were found to have dropped from the AH-64D attack helicopter during the flight, according to the sources. "We are still searching for the 43-year-old pilot", the spokesman told the French Press Agency, retracting earlier remarks made by Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who said both crew members on board were retrieved "... [Full Article...]

'Dancing With the Stars' Tour Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

'Dancing With the Stars' Tour Bus Involved in Fatal Crash Everyone inside is ok, although some sustained "minor injuries". As a result, the show they were all headed to has been scrapped so that everyone can recover from the crash. 5, 2018, forcing the closure of the southbound lanes. "All cast and crew members are fine, with some recovering from minor injuries", a statement issued by the show read. [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANC party mulls Zuma's future as pressure grows

South Africa's ANC party mulls Zuma's future as pressure grows If Zuma however thumbs his nose at an instruction by the NEC to resign, the ANC would want to table its own motion. The ANC's six most powerful officials met Mr Zuma late on Sunday at his official residence in Pretoria , but there was no announcement of the outcome. [Full Article...]

Pile-up crash in Rolla closes I-44

Pile-up crash in Rolla closes I-44 Missouri Highway Patrol Lt. Bruce Fiske attributed the crashes to a combination of icy conditions and negligent driving. Two people were airlifted from the scene of a 30 vehicle pile-up on eastbound Interstate 44 at mile marker 186 in Rolla. [Full Article...]

Over 120 Countries Will Mark on Tuesday the International Safer Internet Day

Over 120 Countries Will Mark on Tuesday the International Safer Internet Day CyberSafe Ireland found that a third of kids who don't talk to their parents about online safety are in regular contact with a stranger. "That's why the NSPCC is pleased to be supporting Safer Internet Day as it brings tech companies, government, law enforcement and communities together to work towards creating a safer internet for children so they can benefit from the exciting possi... [Full Article...]

Dow briefly falls more than 10 percent from high

Dow briefly falls more than 10 percent from high The index closed at just above 21,500 points , down 5 percent. At midday today, the ASX and the ALL ORDS were both down by 3 percent. The U.S. dollar also weakened against the Japanese yen trading at 108.68 yen, down from 109.12 on Monday. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists

Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists In a case viewed as a crucial test of Hong Kong's judicial independence, an appeals court has ruled to free three prominent activists who were facing prison terms for their role in massive pro-democracy protests that shook the semi-autonomous region of China in 2014. [Full Article...]

USA Gymnastics Suspends Former Olympic Coach Who Worked Closely With Nassar

USA Gymnastics Suspends Former Olympic Coach Who Worked Closely With Nassar USA Gymnastics has suspended former women's Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert, who reportedly was close to former team doctor Larry Nassar , the organization said Monday night. The Michigan Attorney General's Office, which prosecuted Nassar, said on Friday that 265 women and girls now have reported abuse to law enforcement. [Full Article...]

Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin

Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin The victim, Itamar Ben Gal, was attacked at a bus stop near Ariel. Israel has imposed severe restrictions on Palestinian development in this area, home to dozens of Israeli settlements. All settlements in the West Bank are illegal under worldwide law and have been recognised as a major impediment to peace in the region by the United Nations and the global community. [Full Article...]

Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask

Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask According to the Western contractors, the drawdown began last week and a number of US troops have left bases on daily flights. While the US has closely supported key Iraqi military victories over the Islamic State in places like Mosul, some of the Shiite-led paramilitary forces with close ties to Iran have called for the withdrawal of USA forces. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief congratulates US, Russia on nuclear arsenal cuts, urges further disarmament

United Nations chief congratulates US, Russia on nuclear arsenal cuts, urges further disarmament February 5, 2018 (EIRNS)-Both the US and Russian Federation have issued statements reaffirming their commitment to the implementation of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). To the dismay of some anti-nuclear commentators, Trump called New START "a one-sided deal". Under the treaty either party shall reduce its strategic offensive arms in a way that will ensure at the end of a seven-year p... [Full Article...]

Who Is Esmond Bradley-Martin? Leading Ivory Investigator Killed In Kenya

Who Is Esmond Bradley-Martin? Leading Ivory Investigator Killed In Kenya Bradley Martin's wife reportedly discovered his body, which was lying on a bed. One of the world's leading investigators of the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya. Wildlife Direct chief executive officer Paula Kahumbu hailed Esmond for his contribution in the fight against poaching. "He was one of the most important people at the forefront of exposing the ivory tr... [Full Article...]

Paris Attacks Terror Suspect Refuses to Answer Questions in Belgian Court

Paris Attacks Terror Suspect Refuses to Answer Questions in Belgian Court The French national of Moroccan descent complained he was exhausted and successfully demanded the right not to be photographed in court. "My silence neither makes me a criminal nor a guilty person". Three police officers were wounded and an Algerian fellow jihadist, Mohamed Belkaid, was killed in the gun battle. Abdeslam, who was raised in Brussels , was arrested a few days later in the immigra... [Full Article...]

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north At least 51 civilians were killed by Syrian regime attacks on Tuesday in Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, according to local civil-defense sources. In the northwest, the government and its militia allies have been trying to advance in mostly rural Idlib, the last province still largely under rebel control. [Full Article...]

Wikileaks founder loses appeal to have United Kingdom arrest warrant withdrawn

Wikileaks founder loses appeal to have United Kingdom arrest warrant withdrawn The WikiLeaks founder applied to have a warrant for skipping bail quashed, which would free him to leave the embassy, where he has hidden since June 2012, without fear of arrest. Watkins said the case against Assange was "extremely simple" in that he had failed to surrender to custody in answer to bail, therefore the warrant still stood. [Full Article...]

NWS sends out 'erroneous alert' for Tsunami warning

NWS sends out 'erroneous alert' for Tsunami warning A Tsunami Warning IS NOT IN EFFECT. Several National Weather Offices sent out tweets clarifying what happened a short time later. We have been told that some users received this test message as an actual Tsunami Warning. NWS officials said a monthly tsunami warning test was scheduled at 8:30 a.m.by the National Tsunami Warning Center, and some people received the warning. [Full Article...]

GOP releases memo, says Democratic-financed dossier was used in surveillance application

Republicans, he said , had "found themselves in an insupportable position when they released a misleading memo and refused to release the Democratic response, so I think they were compelled to take the action they did today". Will Hurd of Texas, also appearing on "This Week", explained why he voted against releasing the Democratic memo at the same time as the GOP memo . [Full Article...]

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated - United Nations chief

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated - United Nations chief The study also points out that in the absence of a law, India could become a global hub for FGM, as many countries such as the USA and Australia have seen arrests and convictions for carrying out the practise. Who already bear the scars, or suffer related complications, or relive harsh memories of pain and betrayal. "We know how to change this". The study - The Clitoral Hood a Contested Site: ... [Full Article...]

Kenyan police fire teargas at demonstrators demanding TV stations reopen

Kenyan police fire teargas at demonstrators demanding TV stations reopen When veteran opposition challengerRaila Odinga chose to stage his on January 30, few had any idea that the mood in Nairobi would become one of toxic intolerance - intolerance of the opposition, of the media and of the rule of law. Odinga supporters say they are angered by police impunity, persistent government corruption and the perceived neglect of large swathes of the country by the central gove... [Full Article...]


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