Olympics: North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone ahead with a military parade the day before the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony in South Korea , in an act that some will see as provocative. Kim Yo Jong , the sister of the North's leader, and her ento... More..

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PM's Palestine Visit: Defence, Security On Agenda, 12 Pacts To Be Inked
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

PM's Palestine Visit: Defence, Security On Agenda, 12 Pacts To Be Inked

After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12. Mr Modi will not be entering Ramallah from Israel and is instead flying to Jordan first before taking a hel...More..

North Korea leader's sister to visit South
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

North Korea leader's sister to visit South

Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea — a move the vice president cautioned against. North Korea is sending a delegation of athletes, performers an...More..

Mainland ready to help after Taiwan quake kills 7, injures 254
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Mainland ready to help after Taiwan quake kills 7, injures 254

As of Friday afternoon, there have been more than 260 aftershocks since the 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Taiwan's east coast at 11:50 p.m. on February 6. Taiwan's National Fire Agency said Thursday that 10 ...More..

Naked passenger forces Alaska Airlines plane back to airport
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Naked passenger forces Alaska Airlines plane back to airport

Manuel Frederick and Andrew Tisba, two passengers on the plane, described the man's behavior before takeoff as odd. "The police came on and took him out the back door", said Danyluk. Perry told KTVA-TV that...More..

US Senate reaches budget deal to avert shutdown
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

US Senate reaches budget deal to avert shutdown

A Senate leadership plan to avert a looming government shutdown with a two-year budget agreement could be in peril Thursday night as Sen. "It ends the risky sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he ne...More..

Korea's high-level Olympic delegation arrives in S. Korea
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Korea's high-level Olympic delegation arrives in S. Korea

The official delegation will return home Sunday. Abe said before leaving for the Olympics he wanted to convey to the world that cooperation among the United States, Japan and South Korea on the North Kor...More..

James Spann: Clearing tonight; rain returns to Alabama this weekend
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

James Spann: Clearing tonight; rain returns to Alabama this weekend

Thursday night will be cool with lows in the upper 30s to around 40. We will have a chance for rain through the middle of next week too, but more details on that once we get a clearer picture on exact timing t...More..

NEET 2018 dates announced: Here's all you need to know
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

NEET 2018 dates announced: Here's all you need to know

For the aspirants preparing for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test 2018 (CBSE NEET 2018 ), date is out for the exams. The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have made a decision to join and contr...More..

Bipartisan budget deal expected later on Wednesday -White House official
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Bipartisan budget deal expected later on Wednesday -White House official

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California mounted a remarkable daylong speech on the House floor, trying to force GOP leaders in the House to promise a later vote on legislation to protect the younger immig...More..

Congress Facing Midnight Deadline To Avoid Government Shutdown
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Congress Facing Midnight Deadline To Avoid Government Shutdown

The US government has shut down for the second time in less than a month after Congress failed to pass a key vote on the budget. Mulvaney's notice says federal employees should report to work Friday to "und...More..

Walker replaces Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Walker replaces Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game

Porzingis was diagnosed with an ACL tear after injuring himself in Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Walker becomes an NBA All-Star for the second time, having made his All-Star Game debut a year ag...More..

N. Korea holds large-scale military parade on eve of Olympics
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

N. Korea holds large-scale military parade on eve of Olympics

During Vice President Mike Pence's stop in Japan on Wednesday, he told hundreds of US military personnel at Yokota Air Base that military action against North Korea remains a possibility. We got close ...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

US spending-hike budget is a 'monstrosity'

It stipulates the increase in defense and non-military spending, as well as the boost in infrastructure investments. It ends the unsafe sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he needs to keep America Great...More..

LA Lakers Trade Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, More
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

LA Lakers Trade Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, More

The Cavs will keep the other first-round pick in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston last summer for Thomas. While Rose and Wade have missed a combined 44 games this season and have a lengthy injury hi...More..

Ahead of Olympics face-off, Pence vows new North Korea sanctions
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Ahead of Olympics face-off, Pence vows new North Korea sanctions

He was accompanied by Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Japan's highest-ranking military officer, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano. Pence did not rule out a possible meeting with North Korean officials,...More..

Oregon Lawmaker Groped Women On State Senate Floor, Report Finds
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Oregon Lawmaker Groped Women On State Senate Floor, Report Finds

In a public letter addressed to Kruse, Gelser and Steiner Hayward and posted on the Legislature's website the evening of February 6, Hass said that the committee would take testimony from the investigator as ...More..

Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it

Pelosi's instincts and skills were honed in the living room of 245 Albemarle St.in Baltimore, where the youngest of six and only daughter of Mayor Tom D'Alesandro Jr., learned to count votes by precinct and hel...More..

USA sanctions three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror networks
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

USA sanctions three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror networks

Trump administration's decision to block $2-billion military aid to Pakistan has so far failed to achieve its objective - "forcing Islamabad to change its policies", said a report in the Dawn, Pakistan's leadin...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

If no national security risk, Trump should release Dems memo

The president has until the end of the week to decide whether to make it public. That they did not made clear their true motive: to allow U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes , head of the House Intelligence Committee, to ha...More..

US Congress to vote on budget amid immigration concerns
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

US Congress to vote on budget amid immigration concerns

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the deal "the first real sprout of bipartisanship", and said he hoped it would "break the long cycle of spending crises that have snarled Congress ". ...More..

Quentin Tarantino Apologises For
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Quentin Tarantino Apologises For "Ignorant" Comments On 13 YO Rape Victim

Tarantino, in a statement given to Anne Thompson at IndieWire on Thursday, apologized for his remarks. She continued to say that she wasn't upset by attention being drawn to the interview again, but "woul...More..

Winter Olympics: 229-strong North Korea cheerleading sqaud arrives in Pyeongchang
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Winter Olympics: 229-strong North Korea cheerleading sqaud arrives in Pyeongchang

Washington will continue exerting maximum pressure for the denuclearization of North Korea , U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday, signaling caution toward South Korea's calls for a broader dialogu...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as "Genuine Breakthrough"

If passed, the bill would then head to the House of Representatives. Sanders says it will move the White House away from "crisis to crisis budgeting". But Pelosi said on the House floor that because House Spe...More..

Ambassador Says Brexit Is High Stakes For Japanese Firms
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Ambassador Says Brexit Is High Stakes For Japanese Firms

Sky also reported how North East England would face a 16% hit to GDP if there was a "no-deal" Brexit . Tory Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith demanded Best for Britain hand back the £400,000. They claim that th...More..

Pittsburgh Steelers add Karl Dunbar to defensive coaching staff
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers add Karl Dunbar to defensive coaching staff

He replaced Bo Davis, who stepped down following allegations of NCAA violations. "It's awesome to be back", Dunbar said in a statement released by the Steelers . He has spent the last three seasons as the de...More..

North Korea holds military parade ahead of the Olympics
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

North Korea holds military parade ahead of the Olympics

North Korea has sent hundreds of people to the Olympics in the South, including officials, athletes, artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group. North Korea has held a huge military parade and rall...More..

Durham University student Olivia Burt dies outside nightclub
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Durham University student Olivia Burt dies outside nightclub

A 20-year-old student has died in a reported crushing incident in a nightclub queue in Durham. It is promoted as Durham's "biggest student night out" and happens "every Wednesday". "The circumstances surround...More..

Syria Says Israeli Strikes Target Military Outpost Near Damascus
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Syria Says Israeli Strikes Target Military Outpost Near Damascus

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war, said Deir el-Zour province continues to be tense following the foiled attack and the USA response, and said there were reports of a new mobilizat...More..

Dow Jones opens with 100-point drop
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Dow Jones opens with 100-point drop

The Dow and S&P 500 edged up in choppy trading on Wednesday afternoon, though energy shares dropped as oil prices fell 2 percent after US data fanned fears of oversupply. On Monday, the Dow saw a reco...More..

Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

In his press conference on Tuesday, Rouhani had wished that Turkey would stop the ongoing Turkish military operation in northern Syria, saying that it only increases tension in the war-torn country. They held a...More..

House Intel Republicans to build a wall separating GOP, Dem staffers
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

House Intel Republicans to build a wall separating GOP, Dem staffers

CBS News reported on Tuesday that the California Republican, a member of Trump's transition team, may build a wall before the president (and may make the Democrats pay for it). Escalating disputes between membe...More..

Montell Jordan is Down to Join the Cavs
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Montell Jordan is Down to Join the Cavs

Smith, and Tristan Thompson . Currently, seven teams are expected to have significant cap space this offseason, and several of them are rebuilding teams that may not want to spend big on Jordan. Jordan had see...More..

Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal

Conservatives in the House are also expected to balk at a deal that raises spending by $300 billion over the next two years. Federal debt ceiling would be suspended until March 2019. - The Republican Nat...More..

Kim Jong Un's younger sister, a gatekeeper on charm offensive
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Kim Jong Un's younger sister, a gatekeeper on charm offensive

Kim Yo-Jong, the sister and a top confidant of Kim Jong-Un, will represent North Korea's ruling dynasty as she visits South Korea this week for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games , a report said . The offici...More..

by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Renuka Chowdhury to move privilege motion against Kiren Rijiju

Though the post didn't name Chowdhury, the Congress leader believes it was meant for her. "Is it justified that she makes indecent remarks and when those remarks are met sarcastically she makes gender her shiel...More..

India disturbed by declaration of state of emergency in Maldives
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

India disturbed by declaration of state of emergency in Maldives

The former navy chief said Maldives-like events would repeat frequently as India and China compete in the Indian Ocean. The government wanted to send a special envoy to India as well, but the dates were not sui...More..

Unusual drawing helps police identify theft suspect
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Unusual drawing helps police identify theft suspect

Police in the USA state of Pennsylvania say they have identified the suspect in a theft case based on a "cartoonish" sketch that was drawn by the victim. "This was not done in jest". Unfortunately for law enf...More..

Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday

The Kentucky Republican is demanding a vote on his call to reimpose stiff spending caps on Congress before he will consent to a vote to pass the budget deal reached by GOP and Democratic leaders. "I'm not advoc...More..

RJ Adelman, son of former Timberwolves coach, dies in crash
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

RJ Adelman, son of former Timberwolves coach, dies in crash

Authorities confirmed with TMZ Sports , on February 2 around noon a minivan driven by an 80-year-old woman hit R.J. while he was walking. R.J. was not at a crosswalk, Houston police said. Adelman". Some me...More..

Police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation

Late last month, police laid three more first-degree murder charges against McArthur related to the disappearances of Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, as well as the death of Dean Lisowick, either 43...More..

Iran ready to help Turkey with its concerns in Syria
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Iran ready to help Turkey with its concerns in Syria

The U.S., which has cooperated with the YPG in fighting the terror group Islamic State in the past years, has urged Ankara to limit its military operations in Syria, while warning about the risk of a possible...More..

United States to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

United States to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns

This year, the reclusive state led by Kim Jong Un is expected to reap no more than half the foreign currency it did in 2016, when sanctions entered effect in earnest. Kim Jong-Il fathered both Kim Jong-Un and K...More..

CNN gives airtime to a literal Nazi
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

CNN gives airtime to a literal Nazi

Jones is running as a Republican in a Chicago-area district that's so heavily Democratic the Illinois Republican Party didn't bother to put up a candidate - and his nominating petitions had the required numbe...More..

As the Budget Vote Nears, the House Remains a Bitter Tossup
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

As the Budget Vote Nears, the House Remains a Bitter Tossup

The agreement would give the Pentagon an $80 billion increase for the current budget year for core defense programs, a 14 percent increase over current limits that exceeds Trump's budget request by $26 bi...More..

Military parade in N. Korea on eve of Olympics
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Military parade in N. Korea on eve of Olympics

He is expected to travel to South Korea Friday as a member of a high-level delegation led by the regime's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, and including the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong. Ano...More..

Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade

It was thus interpreted as a presidential order, the Post said , adding that the cost of shipping tanks and other military hardware to Washington could run in the millions of dollars. And as veterans, we know ...More..

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang
by | Friday, February 09, 2018

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang

Kotey and ElSheikh, along with Mohammed "Jihadi John" Emwazi and Aine Davis, gained worldwide notoriety for their beheadings and torture of ISIS hostages in Syria, including American journalists James Foley and...More..

Suspect in custody after 4 stabbed at church service in Texas
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Suspect in custody after 4 stabbed at church service in Texas

Corpus Christi police were called to the home and found the pastor who had been holding the nondenominational service stabbed in the chest. Two people attending were stabbed, one in the hand and one on the ar...More..

North Korea: 'No intention to meet with the U.S. side' during Olympics
by | Thursday, February 08, 2018

North Korea: 'No intention to meet with the U.S. side' during Olympics

North and South Korea will march under one flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang . Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S.is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggress...More..