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USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii

USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii The missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the island of Kauai. The missile, which is being developed by weapons manufacturer Raytheon , is used to target intermediate range missiles. Since the recent test involved the newest family of Raytheon missiles, the significance of the reported failure is hard to determine at this point, Eric Gomez, policy analy... [Full Article...]

Syria may be developing new chemical weapons, senior United States officials say

Syria may be developing new chemical weapons, senior United States officials say The State Department said Thursday that the US was "extremely concerned" over reports of another chemical attack in the opposition-controlled region of Damascus. " We reserve the right to use military force to prevent or deter the use of chemical weapons ", one official said, while declining to specify how serious a chemical attack would have to be to draw a fresh United States military response... [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow

Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow Each year, thousands of people travel to this little town to witness Punxsutawney Phil's prediction . This week's edition hits most driveways and retail racks on Groundhog Day . "So, we actually let the groundhog decide by her actions, by her natural behavior, whether she is frightened by her shadow and stays in or she sees no shadow and comes out, predicting an early spring ", said W... [Full Article...]

BJP Mocks Rahul Gandhi For Wearing Rs 70000 Jacket At Meghalaya Concert

BJP Mocks Rahul Gandhi For Wearing Rs 70000 Jacket At Meghalaya Concert The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) extracted sweet revenge by taking a jibe at Congress' newly appointed national President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, after he was seen wearing an exorbitantly priced Burberry black jacket, costing almost Rs 70,000. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama Taps Ellen DeGeneres for First Post-White House TV Interview

Michelle Obama Taps Ellen DeGeneres for First Post-White House TV Interview The young singer is now making waves on the other side of the Atlantic and even stopped on The Ellen Degeneres Show for a show-stopping performance and chat with the host. More used to drawing crowds on Grafton Street with her raw talent, host Ellen DeGeneres has predicted a great future for the young star - comparing her to British singer Adele. [Full Article...]

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan held in Paris

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan held in Paris Ramadan, a well-known figure in the Middle East. Since November 2017, Ramadan has been on a leave of absence from Oxford University to contest allegations of rape and sexual misconduct. She described the alleged assault in her autobiography but at the time, did not name Ramadan to avoid legal issues. "He choked me so hard that I thought I was going to die", she added. [Full Article...]

#MeToo, immigrants will have strong presence in Trump's State of the Union

#MeToo, immigrants will have strong presence in Trump's State of the Union The decision to go with Kennedy, a 37-year-old liberal from the most storied family in Democratic politics , signals that the party is looking to tap into the energy of their progressive base ahead of November's midterms. Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-Nev.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) invited Salvadoran immigrants whose temporary protected status was revoked by the Trump administration in Jan... [Full Article...]

'Person of interest' in Las Vegas massacre identified from court records

'Person of interest' in Las Vegas massacre identified from court records Police reportedly declined to comment on whether Haig was still considered a person of interest, or whether he was the person reportedly still under investigation. The AP attorney returned the documents, but the other lawyer had already transmitted the documents and the Review-Journal published Douglas Haig's name online. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump's Military Flights While Living In NYC Reportedly Cost Over $675000

Melania Trump's Military Flights While Living In NYC Reportedly Cost Over $675000 I am denying it because it never happened". The signature is indeed hers as she signed the statement today in the presence of me and her manager, Gina Rodriguez. She looked serene and unperturbed despite more-feverish-than-usual speculation about the state of her marriage. They didn't match, he said, asking if she had signed it. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Americans of nuclear threats from 'depraved' North Korea

Trump warns Americans of nuclear threats from 'depraved' North Korea Now, with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency claiming North Korea will actually be able to reach the USA in a few months, new fears are surfacing, especially after the false alarm in Hawaii earlier this month made the situation all too real for many Americans. [Full Article...]

Kenyans react to having two presidents, Gambia had same in 2017

Kenyans react to having two presidents, Gambia had same in 2017 Odinga boycotted a rerun of the 2017 presidential election in October due to allegations of corruption, after the original election in August was annulled over allegations of irregularities. A series of clashes occurred through the tense election period, with almost 100 killed, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. [Full Article...]

British prime minister to visit China on January 31

British prime minister to visit China on January 31 May arrived in the central industrial city of Wuhan and will be in the country until Friday in what the Chinese foreign ministry has called a "historic visit". May's office said it was "vital" that the "impressive" project meets global standards, adding that she looked forward to discussing it with the Chinese government. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Donald Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open On Tuesday, the U.S. leader delivered the first State of the Union speech during his tenure. Practically, not much is expected to change with the new order, said Lee Wolosky, who was Mr Obama's special envoy at the State Department for closing Guantanamo. [Full Article...]

The Hawaii Missile Scare Was Caused by Overly Realistic Drill

The Hawaii Missile Scare Was Caused by Overly Realistic Drill The new legislation, which will go into effect in November 2019, gives state employees the ability to send out alerts within a tenth of a mile of any given area. The agency's day-shift warning officer heard " this is not a drill ", but not " exercise , exercise, exercise ", according to the statement the officer provided to state officials, while declining to answer their questions. [Full Article...]

Syria opposition missing from Russia's Sochi talks

Syria opposition missing from Russia's Sochi talks The foreign ministry also said U.N. Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura will be able to appoint names from the list of 150 candidates or outside the list, adding that Turkey will closely monitor the establishment of the committee as the guarantor of the Syrian opposition. [Full Article...]

Irish Prime Minister says he will campaign for liberalization of #abortion laws

Abortion is legal only in rare cases when a woman's life is in danger. Rally for abortion rights in Dublin a year ago calling for the repeal of the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. The announcement comes after a special cross-party parliamentary committee said in December that the constitution was not fit for goal and recommended that the eighth amendment should be repealed. [Full Article...]

Prez, PM hope for early Par approval of Triple Talaq bill

Prez, PM hope for early Par approval of Triple Talaq bill Kumar further informed that at the all-party meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that his government gave huge importance to the issues raised by all political parties. "Leaders of various parties have assured of their cooperation and smooth functioning of the House", she told reporters after the dinner meeting. The Opposition, however, said it planned to counter the government on is... [Full Article...]

Apple is cutting iPhone X production in half, report says

Apple is cutting iPhone X production in half, report says That's another instance where Apple introduced three new phones, but ended up staggering the iPhone X's debut. The tech giant told suppliers it would cut its production target for the phone to 20 million units, following slower-than-expected sales in the year-end holiday shopping period in Europe, the US and China, the Nikkei reported Monday . [Full Article...]

95 dead in car bomb near embassies in Kabul

The attack came exactly a week after Taliban insurgents stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental hotel and killed at least 25 people, the majority foreigners. "President is aware of the Kabul attack", a White House official said. Islamic State have claimed responsibility . He says that Pakistan has shown previously that when they are criticised internationally it has reacted by means... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim tweets

Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim tweets Donald Trump says he expects to make two visits to Britain this year, one of them a state visit that will probably involve a meeting with the Queen. A year ago it vowed to impose almost 300 percent punitive tariffs on airplanes manufactured by Canada's Bombardier. [Full Article...]


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