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USA sanctions three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror networks

USA sanctions three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror networks The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to the media. Last month, Mr Trump suspended about US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) worth of military aid to the nuclear-armed nation and accused Pakistan of giving "lies and deceit" in return for years of USA funding. [Full Article...]

Israel intercepts Iranian drone, jet shot down by Syria

Israel intercepts Iranian drone, jet shot down by Syria An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation in its territory. "The IDF will continue to act against any attempt to infiltrate Israeli airspace and will act with determination to prevent any breach of Israeli sovereignty", the statement said. [Full Article...]

US Coast Guard searching for three missing fishermen

US Coast Guard searching for three missing fishermen After scouring hundreds of miles of Buzzards Bay , the Coast Guard called off a search sparked by a distress call. The Coast Guard said it tried to use a helicopter to search Wednesday night, but because of the weather visibility was poor. [Full Article...]

Pence on Porter: WH has acknowledged 'they could have handled it better'

Reporters grilled White House spokesman Raj Shah about the Trump administration's handling of the allegations , which they reportedly knew about for weeks. "We recognize that you and the president have tremendous discretion in deciding whom to hire to work in the White House", they wrote . There's plenty of material for Porter to at least draft a complaint. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: A united Korea lights up Pyeongchang's opening ceremony

Winter Olympics 2018: A united Korea lights up Pyeongchang's opening ceremony The Seoul Olympics ended up being a turning point for South Korea as it pulled away from North Korea economically, politically and culturally. Elsewhere in the stadium, a Kim impersonator was not made as welcome as the North Koreans in the VIP box and was ejected by security. [Full Article...]

Bella Hadid Calls Police After Alleged Stalker Encounter

Bella Hadid Calls Police After Alleged Stalker Encounter Perez , had been leaving her "numerous unwanted threatening messages" through social media, People reports , and she says that he's been been stalking and harassing her since December. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said that Gigi later thanked her for making her hold back because she would have struggled with her success at the age of 16. [Full Article...]

Newnan man arrested for spanking another man's young child

Newnan man arrested for spanking another man's young child NEWNAN, Georgia (WFLA) - Police say they arrested a 62-year-old man after he spanked a 2-year-old boy at a grocery store. Morris did not know Martinez, but the stranger quickly grabbed his son's hand and slapped it. He is also charged with child cruelty. Investigators said Martinez was drunk at the time. Police arrived at the supermarket and put Martinez in handcuffs. [Full Article...]

Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost United States spending

Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost United States spending Democrats have sought to link the federal funding debate to a permanent solution for hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. A House vote would follow, in which majority Republicans will likely need several dozen Democratic votes to assure passage. "This agreement ensures that our armed forces will finally have the resources they need"... [Full Article...]

Prince William says being a dad to 2 kids is exhausting

Prince William says being a dad to 2 kids is exhausting When Mr Stoner told him he could save time by having twins, Will replied: "Twins?" While at an awards ceremony in London on Thursday night, Prince William joked about the prospect of his wife, Kate Middleton , giving birth to twins with guests, Hello! magazine reports. [Full Article...]

Protection exposes misdeed by witness in trial of ex-Cuomo aide

Protection exposes misdeed by witness in trial of ex-Cuomo aide District Court in Manhattan on Friday for a bond revocation hearing. A spokesman for interim Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman declined to comment. Howe responded: "I sure hope not". Prosecutors often rely on witnesses whose credibility can be called into question. Howe's cooperation agreement already exposed him to a possible 130-year sentence on eight convictions, but Howe's admission ... [Full Article...]

Mum leaves tragic note with abandoned baby

Mum leaves tragic note with abandoned baby The Tucson Airport Authority is searching for a woman, left, who they believe abandoned a newborn at Tucson International Airport asking for someone to "please help" on January 14, 2018. "I simply need what is best for him and it's not me", the note includes. The woman told the custodian she was okay and that she just had her period before she quickly left the restroom, police said. [Full Article...]

Terrorists attack Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu, at least 2 injured

Terrorists attack Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu, at least 2 injured The camp, strategically located on Srinagar-Jammu-Pathankot highway, is surrounded by dense population. The IGP added that the guard who was doing his duty outside the bunker noticed a suspicious movement. On December 31, heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammad fidayeens stormed the highly secured training facility of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) killing five soldiers including an officer and ... [Full Article...]

US Market Indexes Lower on Thursday

US Market Indexes Lower on Thursday The Shanghai Composite in China suffered a 6% drop at one stage and, having fallen by 10% since the beginning of the month, now languishes at levels last seen in May past year. "It's rising yields and inflation worries", said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services, in Hammond Indiana. Energy shares fell as oil prices dropped for a sixth day after Iran announced p... [Full Article...]

Nomination of 227 candidates cleared for Nagaland Assembly election

Nomination of 227 candidates cleared for Nagaland Assembly election The Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said authorities were taking time to compile a final, party-wise list owing to the last-minute rush. The 60-member assembly is scheduled to go to polls on February 27, while the results are to be declared on March 3. [Full Article...]

Snow begins Thursday afternoon; Friday morning commute possibly messy

Snow begins Thursday afternoon; Friday morning commute possibly messy Snow, snow and more snow. STORMTracker meteorologist Mike Rawlins says a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is now expected along Interstate 15 from near Conrad to Great Falls to Helena, which will cut down on snow totals. Areas with a winter storm advisory include Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties, where snowfall totals could reach the 3-7 inch range. "It's part of living in MI", a ... [Full Article...]

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for using supercomputer to mine Bitcoin

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for using supercomputer to mine Bitcoin The Institute is located in Sarov, a "closed" city east of Moscow where nuclear weapons research has been conducted since 1946. Zalesskaya didn't share many details about the incident with the Russian news agency, but she also noted that the recent incident wasn't the first time that employees had been caught using company equipment to mine cryptocurrency. [Full Article...]

LL Bean, Citing Abuse, Tightens Its Generous Policy on Returns

LL Bean, Citing Abuse, Tightens Its Generous Policy on Returns The letter was posted to the company's Facebook page and the new return policy is getting mixed reviews from customers. Specifically, those situations include items damaged by "abuse, improper care or negligence" and products that "have been soiled", but also customers with "past habitual abuse" of the returns agreement. [Full Article...]

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down Brand, who became associate attorney general in May, has kept a relatively low profile and, unlike other top officials, has not been personally targeted by Trump. Walmart sought Brand to be head of global corporate governance at the retail giant, a position Gorelick said has legal and policy responsibilities that will cater to her strengths. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to discuss Syria humanitarian truce

UN Security Council to discuss Syria humanitarian truce The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said at least some Israeli missiles had hit military targets near Damascus . As the US tries to keep the focus on the fight against ISIS - which has been routed out of its former Syrian strongholds - tensions are growing between Kurdish and Turkish forces, both of which are allied with the Americans. [Full Article...]

The 15:17 To Paris review: Clint Eastwood's heartstring-tugging docudrama

The 15:17 To Paris review: Clint Eastwood's heartstring-tugging docudrama Having already dispensed with numerous typical accoutrements of Hollywood filmmaking - lengthy development, a battery of takes, any handwringing at all - he has, with characteristically little anguish, jettisoned actors from the picture, too. [Full Article...]


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